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Argentine Cardinal to Support Item Clearing Jews of Blame

Antonio Cardinal Caggiano, the Catholic leader of Argentina, has pledged that he will support at the third Ecumenical Council session in Rome the declaration absolving the Jewish people of responsibility for the crucifixion of Christ.

Cardinal Caggiano gave the assurance in a statement to a delegation of Argentine Jewish leaders, shortly before he departed for Rome. He said that “the guilt for Christ’s death cannot be assigned solely to the Jewish people, and therefore it is unfair to call the Jews ‘killers of God.'” He added that he favored improving Jewish-Catholic relations.