Pope's first official U.K. visit falls on eve of Yom Kippur


from haaretz

"The first ever papal state visit to the United Kingdom is running into yet more problems. And this time, it’s the Jews who are offended.

Pope Benedict XVI’s meticulously planned, four day visit to the UK this coming September will include such activities as a meeting with the Queen, a massive open air prayer event, a beatification ceremony for Cardinal Newman in Birmingham, and a historic address before the British parliament– which will take place on the eve of Yom Kippur."



At the risk of stirring up a ruckus: Why on earth would the Jews care about the Pope's visit to the UK, unless of course they are considering conversion to Catholicism. He's not violating their Holy Day any more than any other visiting dignitary would.


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