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Nostra Aetate:

Repentance for the Past, Hope for the Future

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/nostra_aetate_20051021

When Pope John XXIII convened Vatican Council II, he initiated the process that led to Nostra Aetate, which 40 years ago this year essentially dropped the charge that Jews were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus. Nostra Aetate accorded fundamental respect to Judaism, not only as the mother religion of Christianity, but also as an ongoing religious faith.

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