This week the Vatican released a draft working document for the special Synod of Bishops for the Middle East. It’s a lengthy document, covering a wide range of topics, so naturally different reporters see it from different perspectives. Still I was struck by the contrast between these two accounts:
In Israel Today, the headline read:
Vatican blames Israel for all Christian problems in Mideast
The story claimed:
A document released by the Vatican this week blamed Israel not only for the exodus of Christians from Palestinian-controlled territories, but for the plight of Christians across the entire Middle East.
Islamic fundamentalism to be topic at Vatican synod
"With the rise of Islamism, incidents against Christians are increasing almost everywhere," it said.
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