Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu sent words of gratitude on behalf of the people of Israel to Pope Benedict XVI, highlighting the departing pontiff's efforts to strengthen between Jews and Christians. "On behalf of the people of Israel, I want to thank you for all you have done as Pope to strengthen relations between Christians and Jews and between the Vatican and the Jewish State," the letter stated.
Israeli premier thanks Pope Benedict for efforts towards Jewish-Christian comity
Political expedience may rule in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats who have opposed the Keystone pipeline project may change their minds to keep incumbent Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in office.
A Kenyan teachers union, and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, have called for an investigation into fears that a UN-sponsored tetanus vaccine is causing miscarriages among Kenyan women.