The hopes of countless men, women and children for a more secure and stable future depend on the outcome of negotiations for peace,” he told a welcoming ceremony at Israel’s international airport. “In union with people of goodwill everywhere, I plead with all those responsible to explore every possible avenue in the search for a just resolution of the outstanding difficulties, so that both peoples may live in peace in a homeland of their own within secure and internationally recognized borders.”

What do you think? Wise words or the “same old, same old”? As I prepare to leave for Israel so that I can meet His Holiness on Thursday in Nazareth, I am thinking a great deal about what I hope to hear from Pope Benedict.
If you had the chance to sit with the Pope, what would you most want to hear from him? what would you want to say?

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