The Jerusalem Post reported that a prayer entitled “Let us Pray for the Conversion of the Jews” was recited in Latin by traditionalist Catholic congregations in Italy, plus 16 sections of the Society of Saint Pius…The word “conversion,” however, was not supposed to have been part of the title of this traditionalist
Good Friday prayer. The official text, personally revised by the pope after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate expressed concerns regarding its content, was circulated in a note by Cardinal Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of state, in
February 2008, bearing a new official title – “Oremus et pro Iudaeis,” or “Let us Pray for the Jews.” However, quite unexpectedly, that title has been changed to “Let us Pray for the Conversion of the Jews” … A Vatican spokesmen told The Jerusalem Post that “the printing of this title was an error which will be rectified”; however, considering that the expensive new edition was made available only a month ago, the correction may be long in coming...
YNET reported that, Jewish groups around the world have reacted with shock after Pope Benedict's personal preacher compared attacks on the Church and pope over a sexual abuse scandal to "collective
violence" against Jews…A Vatican spokesman said the comparison "is absolutely not the line of the Vatican and of the Catholic Church".
Haaretz reported that, Pope Benedict XVI's personal preacher apologized Sunday for comparing recent attacks against the pontiff and the Catholic church over a sexual abuse scandal, to the persecution of Jews.
For over a year now Jewish Israel has been following the relentless, but predictable comedy