FILE - In this Monday, May 12, 2008, file photo photo released by Vatican paper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI meets Israeli Ambassador Mordechay Levy, at the Vatican. Israel's ambassador to ... more 
FILE - In this Monday, May 12, 2008, file photo photo released by Vatican paper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI meets Israeli Ambassador Mordechay Levy, at the Vatican. Israel's ambassador to the Vatican has backed off his praise of Pope Pius XII, the World War II-era pope blamed by some Jews for having failed to speak out enough against the Holocaust. Ambassador Mordechay Levy said in a statement Sunday, June 26, 2011, that his personal judgment had been "premature.'' Levy made headlines last week when he praised the pope and the Catholic Church in general for taking in Roman Jews during the Nazi occupation of the Italian capital. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY less 
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