03 Mar '11, 3am

In his new book, Pope Benedict exonerated Jews, saying they weren't responsible for Jesus Christ's death

In his new book, Pope Benedict exonerated Jews, saying they weren't responsible for Jesus Christ's death

Pope Benedict XVI has personally exonerated Jews of allegations they were responsible for Jesus Christ's death. -- PHOTO: AFP VATICAN CITY - POPE Benedict, in a new book, has personally exonerated Jews of allegations they were responsible for Jesus Christ's death, repudiating the concept of collective guilt that has haunted Christian-Jewish relations for centuries. Jewish groups applauded the move. The Anti-Defamation League called it 'an important and historic moment' and hoped that it would help complicated theology 'translate down to the pews' to improve grass roots inter-religious dialogue. The pope makes his complex theological and biblical evaluation in a section of the second volume of his book Jesus of Nazareth, which will be published next week. The Vatican released brief excerpts on Wednesday. The Roman Catholic Church officially repudiated the idea of collective...

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Books Jesus of Nazareth by Joseph Ratzinger - Pope Benedict XVI, displayed during the France's Catholic Bishops conference...