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Unit 6: The Popes and the Jews


The Popes and the Jews

Film Focus Point: This brief program highlights important words and actions of recent popes in improving Catholic-Jewish relations.

Text Focus Point: Pages 238-239

Discussion Questions

  1. Why was it important that Pope Benedict XVI follow in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II at Yad Vashem?

  2. Why was Rabbi David Rosen convinced that Pope Francis would continue the same tradition of Catholic-Jewish relations?

  3. Independent of humanitarian reasons, why should the Church promote relations with the Jews?

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