Liguorian Magazine

Pope Francis visits with Israel's two chief rabbis, Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau, right, and Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, left, in at the Heichal Shlomo center in Jerusalem May 26. The pope told them that Jews were not collectively responsible for the death of Jesus and called on Christians and Jews to develop greater appreciation for their common “spiritual heritage,” through deeper knowledge of each other’s faith, especially among the young. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (May 26, 2014) See POPE-INTERRELIGIOUS May 26, 2014.

Decades of Healing

In an extraordinary reversal of centuries of anti-Semitism and intolerance, the Catholic Church officially repudiated “hatred, persecutions, [and] displays of anti-Semitism directed against Jews at any time and by anyone” in the Second Vatican Council’s 1965 declaration, Nostra Aetate, Latin for “in our time.” In October, Jews and Catholics will...