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Archbishop of Canterbury Warns Against Anti-semitism in Annual Christmas Message

Declaring that “for Christians, anti-Semitism is utterly abhorrent,” the Archbishop of Canterbury in his annual Christmas message yesterday called on Christians to take the lead in “combating the anti-Semitic virus” and to labor for “mutual adjustment.”

The Archbishop said that anti-Semitism is “essentially a brutish, barbarous reaction to a primitive animal herd instinct.” Pointing to “the persecution and mass murder” in Germany, he asserted that “we can see what happens if this barbarous tendency is not suppressed.”