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Monday, November 10, 2003

The Pontiff and the PLO

Pope John Paul II meets with unidentified Christian delegates of the Palestinian Liberation Organization during a private audience at the Vatican, Monday, Nov. 10, 2003. The pontiff told the delegation that terrorism must be condemned in all its forms, saying it could not lay the groundwork for people's freedom. The pope also asked the delegation to convey his 'greetings and good wishes' to President Yasser Arafat. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

People who object to Israel's existence as a specifically Jewish state have voiced no such objection to Italy's existence as a Catholic state. If not, why not?