Over at Commonweal, Michael Peppard looks at the ways Israelis are preparing for the visit of Pope Francis. In the long, sad and often hateful history of Christian treatment of the Jews, the cultivation of more humane relations since the Second Vatican Council remains one of the council's - and subsequent pontificates' - principal accomplishments.
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- Editorial: Sisters deserve an apology for apostolic visitation
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