To hear from some of the people reporting on Pope Benedict's trip to the Holy Land, you would think that the pope was rather inept... unless you actually read the complaints. For instance, his speech at Yad Vashem was criticized because he referred to the death of "millions" rather than saying "six million" (of course they fail to note that in his speech on first arriving in Israel he did specify six million deaths), and for using the word "killed" rather than "murdered".
That is why I was pleased to read a more balanced report on Zenit.
All people of good will can pray for the success of this trip.
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