This day in Jewish history / The Catholic Church extends a hand
After centuries of poor - and often violent - relations, the Second Vatican Council created a new doctrine that significantly improved its attitude toward the Jews. On this day in 1965, it was adopted.
On this day in 1965, the Second Vatican Council adopted the text of “Nostra Aetate” (In Our Time), the document that redefined the approach of the Catholic Church toward non-Christian religions, most notably Judaism. Among other things, it declared that the Jews as a people cannot be held responsible for the killing of Jesus, “Even though the Jewish authorities and those who followed their lead pressed...
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