The students who were protesting the Holy Father's visit owe him an apology. But don't hold your breath:
"The rector of Rome's Sapienza University announced that he will re-invite Benedict XVI to visit the institution.Renato Guarini affirmed this after the inauguration ceremony today that was supposed to have included a lecture given by the Pope. The Vatican announced Tuesday that the visit would be postponed, due to what the Pope's secretary of state called a lack of the "prerequisites for a dignified and tranquil welcome."
A small protest that eventually reached the point of several students occupying the rector's offices motivated the Holy See to cancel the visit. The protestors called the Pope 'hostile' to science and took issue with a 1990 speech by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on the Galileo case.
The 1990 speech in its entirety showed the protestors to have taken Cardinal Ratzinger's words out of context."
No doubt, liberals with an anti-Catholic agenda will also take the following out of context:
But the fact that the Holy Father is changing this prayer of the Latin Mass so as to make it less offensive to the Jewish People in no way constitutes an admission of anti-Semitism. Nor does it have anything to do with Church teaching.
* Update: http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/295577