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Pope Benedict’s Contribution To Catholic-Jewish Relations

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Most important, we must continue to engage their leaders so that future popes will not revert to the Church’s infamous past but will build on the legacies of Popes John XXIII, John Paul II and Benedict XVI in the twenty-first century and beyond.

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About the Author: Rabbi Marvin Hier is the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance.


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5 Responses to “Pope Benedict’s Contribution To Catholic-Jewish Relations”

  1. Matt McLaughlin says:

    What happened in Berlin or Vienna doesn't guarantee a stranger Jerusalem.

  2. OPEN THE ARCHIVES.From the Inside Flap.
    Was Pope Pius XII secretly in league with Adolf Hitler? No, says Rabbi David G. Dalin—but there was a cleric in league with Hitler: the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. As Pope Pius XII worked to save Jews from the Nazis, the grand mufti became Hitler’s staunch ally and a promoter of the Holocaust, with a legacy that feeds radical Islam today. In this shocking and thoroughly documented book, Rabbi Dalin explodes the myth of Hitler’s pope and condemns the myth-makers for not only rewriting history, but for denying the testimony of Holocaust survivors, hijacking the Holocaust for unseemly political ends, and ignoring the real threat to the Jewish people. In The Myth of Hitler’s Pope, you’ll learn: · The true history of Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust—how the Catholic Church did more than any other religious body to save Jewish lives · The real history of the Church and the Nazis—including the Nazi plan to kidnap the pope · The real agenda of the myth-makers: hijacking the Holocaust to attack the very idea of the papacy—especially the papacy of the late Pope John Paul II—as well as Christianity and traditional religion as a whole · Hitler’s cleric—Hajj Amin al-Husseini, who advised and assisted the Nazis in carrying out Hitler’s Final Solution · How Pope Pius XII rescued Jews—and deserves to be called a "righteous gentile"—while the grand mufti of Jerusalem called for their extermination Full of shocking and irrefutable detail, The Myth of Hitler’s Pope is sure to generate controversy, and more important, to set the record straight. If you want the truth about Pope Pius XII, about the Catholic Church, the Jews, and the Holocaust, and about how the myth of Hitler’s pope plays into the culture wars of our own time—and how the fact of Hitler’s mufti is a vital source of radical Islam today—you must begin here.

  3. Jeanne Myers says:

    Perhaps that's a BIG part of the 'problem', too many are looking towards a 'man' to solve their problems, when they should be looking to YHWH instead.

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