Pope Francis: a Christian cannot be anti-Semitic

“Humanity needs our joint witness in favour of respect for the dignity of man and woman created in the image and likeness of God, and in favour of peace which is above all God’s gift.” That was the reflection offered by Pope Francis to the delegation of leaders of the “International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations,” whom he received today in the Vatican. In the course of the encounter, the Pope recalled the conciliar document Nostra Aetate, “a key point of reference for relations with the Jewish people,” which, among other things, “also firmly condemned hatred, persecution and all forms of anti-Semitism.” “Due to our common roots,” the Holy Father said, “a Christian cannot be anti-Sem …

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