Friday, March 4, 2011

Pontiff says in new book Jewish people had no part in crucifixion

In his latest book, "Jesus of Nazareth-Part II," Pope Benedict XVI reportedly made a "sweeping exoneration" of the Jewish people in the death of Jesus Christ. It is being reported that, in his book, the pope says there is no biblical or theological argument that supports the argument of the Jewish people being responsible for the earthly death of Jesus.

Though the Roman Catholic Church has taught for decades that the Jewish people were not collectively responsible for the death of the Lord, Jewish scholars are nevertheless hailing the pope's assertion as a landmark statement.

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