Pope Benedict XVI
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OK, OK, I really do appreciate Pope Benedict's hermeneutical exoneration of the Jews in re: the case against Jesus. Never mind that Vatican II settled this half a century ago with Nostra Aetate . As Jim Martin and Michael Sean Winters among others contend, there are good reasons for the pope--this pope--to re-articulate the position in convenient narrative form for a new generation. An ...
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Jewish people as a whole were not responsible for Jesus' crucifixion, and their descendants have not inherited blame for his death, Pope Benedict XVI writes in a new book to be published on March 10. The statements appear in excerpts, which were released Wednesday (March 2), from Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection , the seque ...
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Who is Pope Benedict XVI?
- What's in a Name?
Background on the 15 Benedicts who preceded the current pope.
- Ratzinger's War Years
Like many teenagers in wartime Germany, Joseph Ratzinger was involved in the Hitler Youth--but Jewish leaders aren't worried.
- How the 1960s Changed Ratzinger
Student protests had a decisive impact on his conservatism.