Letters: Apr. 24, 2000

THE POPE IN THE HOLY LAND

"Walking on water or resurrecting the dead would be an easier task than making peace here. But isn't the Pope a match for this job?" AMNON KARIV Raanana, Israel

"Your story on the Pope's trip to the Holy Land [THE PAPAL PILGRIMAGE, April 3] sent a message of hope to the world. How can a frail figure, a "bent old man," evoke such respect in Christians as well as non-Christians? His presence in the world and his timing have, as you said, helped change history--in Russia, Cuba and perhaps now in the Middle East. The...

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