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Pope wins praise for repudiating Jewish guilt for Jesus’ death

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/pope_wins_praise_for_repudiating_jewish_guilt_for_jesus_death_20110303

Jewish organizations are hailing Pope Benedict XVI's unequivocal repudiation of the claim that the Jewish people can be held forever responsible for the death of Jesus. The Vatican already rejected the claim in general terms in 1965 with the landmark Nostra Aetate document issued by the Vatican II Conference, opening the door to formal Catholic-Jewish dialogue. But in a new volume of his book, "Jesus of Nazareth," Benedict employs a detailed scholarly analysis of Catholic teaching to make the point clear.

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