The late Popes
John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be made saints on Sunday, did so
much to end two millennia of Catholic anti-Semitism that a Jewish human
rights group calls them "heroes to the Jewish people".
Both pontiffs marked
the world's largest church in such varied ways that most Roman Catholics
would probably list their pioneering respect for Jews, whom John Paul
called "our beloved elder brothers" in faith, behind their other