Should the Pope Have Been More Direct?

The New York Times asked four experts, including NCR's John Allen, for their take on Pope Benedict's remarks at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. "Whatever the disappointments from the Yad Vashem visit, they’re not indicative of a pope with a lack of respect for Judaism, or one who’s indifferent to either anti-Semitism or the memory of the Holocaust," says Allen. What do you think?

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