Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pope's words "'A great step forwards in resolving this question'

according to the Chief Rabbinate

Pope Benedict XVI's strong stand against denying the Holocaust was welcomed Wednesday by the highest Jewish authority in Israeli, which had threatened to sever ties indefinitely with the Vatican. ...

The director general of the Chief Rabbinate, Oded Wiener, later told ANSA that the pope's words were 'a great step forwards in resolving this question'. 'His statements were very important for us and for the whole world,' he added.
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