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From: barry levine
Date: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM
Subject: re: Pope Francis Declines to Meet Dalai Lama, Reports Say
To the Editor:No surviving accounts suggest that Jesus of Nazareth ever held his tongue for fear that it "might create inconveniences" with the Roman emperors that help power of life and death over him and his followers. It therefore comes a a surprise that this Pope of all people is so easily cowed by a tyrant, in Beijing or anywhere else. Is his message to the world contingent on the good will of the mighty?
Barry Haskell Levine