The Sunday Times January 01, 2006

Christopher Morgan

THE Pope has used his inaugural new year message to launch a veiled attack on Iran’s hardline leadership.
Pope Benedict’s comments follow calls by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for Israel to be “wiped offâ€? the global map and his recent dismissal of the Holocaust.

The Pope said: “Authorities who incite their citizens to hostility to other countries bear a heavy responsibility and make the future of humanity more uncertain and anonymous.â€? more.