Israel Brief February 11, 2013: Pope Benedict XVI stepping down, praised by Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger for Jewish-Israel outreach

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Pope Benedict stepping down, praised by Israeli chief rabbi for outreach

Source: JTA, 2-11-13

Pope Benedict XVI said he is stepping down, citing his “advanced age” and, apparently, failing health….

A spokesman for Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger wished the pope well and said relations between Israel and the Holy See had become the best ever during Benedict’s papacy….READ MORE

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