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February 9, 2000
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Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi called on Pope John Paul II to meet him at his office when the pontiff visits Israel in March. Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau rejected a planned itinerary for the pope, which called for them to meet at the Western Wall, saying going to meet him at the Wall’s outdoor plaza would be demeaning for Lau.

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