If he plays his cards right, Benedict could move things forward in four ways.Read his article in the New York Times to find out how.
I wonder what people think of this bit:
Historically, Arab Christians have promoted a pluralistic vision of society, standing between resurgent Islamic fundamentalism and ultranationalist strains in Judaism. If they disappear, prospects for peace become dimmer. The pope must assure these believers that global Christianity will not abandon them.