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November 26, 2013 4:37 pm

Pope Francis Reaffirms Commitment to Jewish-Christian Relations, Regret for Anti-Semitism

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JNS.org Pope Francis on Tuesday released his widely anticipated first Apostolic Exhortation, which included a strong reaffirmation of dialogue with the Jewish people and an expression of regret for past anti-Semitism.

The 224-page comprehensive document, titled Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), outlines the pope’s vision for the Catholic Church.

“We [the Catholic Church] hold the Jewish people in special regard because their covenant with God has never been revoked,” Pope Francis wrote in the document.

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The pontiff added, “Dialogue and friendship with the children of Israel are part of the life of Jesus’ disciples. The friendship which has grown between us makes us bitterly and sincerely regret the terrible persecutions which they have endured, and continue to endure, especially those that have involved Christians.”

The American Jewish Committee expressed a “warm appreciation” for the Pope Francis’s message.

“His emphasis on the ongoing Divine Presence in the life of the Jewish People and on the importance of the ‘values of Judaism’ for Christians, is particularly significant in further advancing the historic transformation in the Catholic Church’s approach towards the Jewish people,” said Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs.

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  • THIS POPE AND HIS
    ”’MISSION STATEMENT TO HIS PAPACY”’
    STATES: everything I noted an objection to as his mission.
    Jews fawn over this man as if he is a messiah as Jews fawn over obama and hilary clinton and john kerry.
    Many news colume did not post my warnings for years.
    I am not saying I am a prophet. All i say is the writings are on the wall if you TOLERANT REFORM/DEFORM/CONSERVATIVE Jews stop dreaming hoping wishing for actually are nightmares.

    This poop smiles, abbas smiles, iran smiles and the devil smiled to CHAVA/EVE in the garden. There is a reality through history as recent as yesterday.
    Xtians are NOT FRIENDS of ISRAEL NOR THE NATION.

    OUR ONLY FRIEND IS HASHEM who is waiting for our prayers to ‘HIM’ IN OUR SIMPLE WORDS.

    the following are my words as a suggestion:
    HASHEM HELP ME GET STRONG TO SERVE YOU.
    HELP YOUR CHILDREN YOUR FIRST SPECIAL NATION EVERYWHERE.
    GIVE WISDOM TO ISRAELI POLITICIANS.
    GIVE WISDON TO THE WORLDS POLITICIANS
    BLESS AND PROTECT ISRAELI MILITARY
    BLESS AND PROTECT US IN THIS DAY OF TROUBLE
    GIVE US STRENGTH TO LEARN THE WAYS YOU ASK OF US
    read Tehellim 20

  • RETURN ALL THE ARTIFACS
    RETURN ALL THE MANUSCRIPTS FROM 2000 YEARS AGO TO DATE
    HAND OVER THE NAMES OF FORCED CONVERTS
    HAND OVER THE NAMES OF CHILDREN TAKEN FOR ”SAFTY”

    YOU MR POOP AND VATICAN HAVE A LOT OF APOLOGIZING ALONG WITH ALL THE ABOVE

  • ALL EMPTY MEANINGLESS TALK.

    STOP THE MISSIONARIES
    then I will believe you..
    Until then you are ISRAEL THE NATIONS ENEMY NUMBER 1.

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