The turnaround in the Vatican’s view of Judaism is credited to one person: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. Upon his ascent to the papacy in 1958, when he chose the name John XXIII, he took it with the words: 'I am Joseph your brother.'
Rabbi David Rosen
Rabbi David Rosen is the American Jewish Committee's International Director of Interreligious Affairs and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations. He is a past chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations.
Anyone interested in the Church's relationship with Jews can only hope Benedict XVI's successor will consolidate his work as he did that of John Paul II.