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star of david 458372 640Half a century after the Second Vatican Council published its groundbreaking declaration on interfaith relations, Nostra Aetate, among other things exonerating Jews as a whole for Christ's death, a delegation of Jewish leaders met on Thursday with Pope Francis to mark the event and deliver a response to the landmark document.

The 9-page response, titled "Between Jerusalem and Rome: Reflections on 50 Years of Nostra Aetate," stresses common ground with Catholicism as well as the distinctions of Judaism. It is signed by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the Conference of European Rabbis and the Rabbinical Council of America.

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