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Vatican Aide Said to Protest Israeli Law on Registration of Jews

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The newspaper Haboker asserted today that the Vatican’s representative in Israel, Msgr. Vargani, had submitted a written protest against the new Israeli registration regulations which permit anyone who considers himself a Jew to register as a Jew. The churchman was understood to have taken the position that to permit registration as a Jew without the religious ceremony was tantamount to inviting non-Jews to become Jews.

The Israeli authorities, according to the paper, consider the entire question as an internal matter for Israel and expect no foreign intervention.

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