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    • Brant
    • 11.05.07 | 16:11 (IDT)

    Catholic-Jewish relations improved dramatically starting with Pope John XXIII and actually became warm under John Paul II. Everywhere, on local levels, these relations are pretty strong. I suspect that Pius XII as a Christian, will have died believeing that he would be judged by God. It's the Roman Catholics who choose and make saints. Abe Foxman makes waves; big ones; and sometimes that is critical. If, for example, there's wholesale Jewish cemetery vandalism and hate messages all over a country where the church is strong and the Chutch does not speak out, then Foxman can rightly point out their silence. But in a case like this, it is inapproriate; just as it was when he tried to stop "The Passion of the Christ" without ever having seen it. That film caused no increase in anti-Semitism and, if anything, actually seems to have renewed the commitment of love and compassion among Christians.

    from the article: ADL urges Pope to suspend Pius sainthood over Holocaust inaction
    First published 00:00 11.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.05.07
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