Pope Nixed Jewish Homeland, Sneezing Into Hankie: Lewis Lapham

On Jan. 24, 1904, after gathering support for Zionist ideas among Europe’s power brokers, Theodor Herzl went for a private audience with Pope Pius X. In his diary, Herzl blamed the notable lack of success on his refusal to kiss the Pope’s ring.

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