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Pope Paul Vi Wants Ecumenical Council to Adopt Decree on Jews

Pope Paul VI has indicated his support of a strong positive statement by the Vatican on religious liberty and on the relations of the Catholic church with Jews, two issues expected to be taken up at the forthcoming session of the Ecumenical Council in September, it was disclosed here.

In a recent Vatican audience with the Most Rev. Charles H. Helmsing, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph the Pope declared: “We need a good declaration on religious liberty and on our relations with the Jews, ” it was reported here today.