Pope forgives Jews for death of Jesus

The Pope has exonerated Jewish people for the Crucifixion and death of Jesus.
In extracts released from his forthcoming book on Christ, Pope Benedict XVI has addressed one of the most controversial issues of Christianity by saying Jews bore no culpability.
He confronts the controversial text of St Matthew?s Gospel in which ?the Jews? demand the execution of Jesus and shout to the Roman governor Pontius Pilate: ?Let his blood be on us and on our children.?
The passage has been described as a ?rallying cry for anti-Semites down the centuries?.
But the Pope said when St Matthew wrote ?the Jews? he meant the mob in Pilate?s courtyard and not the Jewish people in general.

As such the crowd was representative of the whole of sinful humanity, he added.
It did not represent ?a curse, but rather redemption, salvation?, the Pope said in Jesus of Nazareth ? Holy Week: From Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, which will be published next week.
Roman Catholicism explicitly rejected the notion of the inherent guilt of the Jews in 1965.

Pope Benedict XVI: Jews not to blame for death of Jesus | Mail Online

See Grog? I can do happy news, this one is about forgiving the tricky jews.

I thought we as Catholics were past this already, at the very least, I know I’m past this. :coffee:

You make me feel like my AV :rofl:

Well as you know he has hitler youth ties so I see it a personal growth for the pope.

Oh I see. :tup:

So I lived with a German girl once. It’s funny, she said something along the lines of " Yeah, I’m really easy going for german person. When I was applying for a job when I was in 23 years old they asked " I see that when you were 16 you called in sick to work on Feb 14th. " and German girl was one of the most uptight people I have ever meet. I cannot imagine what living in Germany as a German would be.

German chicks are awesome cause no matter how sick or perverted your fantasy they will most likely laugh at how cute your boundaries are. / Sweeping Generalization

i can see this turning into a religion thread realll quick.