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On this date in 1969

Here is an interesting newspaper clipping from Dec 18, 1969. In the mid 1960s the Catholic Church tried to patch up its relations with world Jewry. Vatican II denounced antisemitism and proclaimed that modern day Jews couldn’t possibly be held responsible for anything that happened 2000 years ago. The official document states “the Church gives glory to God for his enduring faithfulness towards his chosen people, the Jews”. In practical application, Catholic school students would visit synagogues to learn about Judaism. This article in the Signal Item reflects one of those visits.

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