Theology Professor Pim Valkenberg was interviewed by the National Catholic Register on the Pope's recent visit to the Holy Land. See the article below.

From: National Catholic Register Date: May 29, 2014 Author: Joan Frawley Desmond

... Wilhelmus Valkenberg, a professor of religion and culture at The Catholic University of America, and an expert on inter-faith relations, agreed that the historic meeting between the two religious leaders was critically important.

"Many people talk about the precarious situation of Christians in the Middle East. One of the most important things the pope could do was to show that the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches are in this together and must see what they can do together," he said.

"I hope that it encourages Christians in the Middle East to know that Christians in the West are aware of their situation. That is extremely important," Valkenberg told the Register. ...

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