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Suppression of Soviet Jews Condemned by Committee on Catholic-jewish Relations

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The Committee on Catholic-Jewish Relations of the Archdiocese of Boston has condemned the suppression of Jews in the Soviet Union as “an injustice that compels us to speak in the name of moral and religious principles.” The group is composed of members of the Archdiocesan Ecumenical Commission and other Christian leaders and representatives of the rabbinate and major Jewish agencies. It urged Soviet authorities to extend to Soviet Jews the full measure of equality they are entitled to under the Soviet Constitution; to permit them to openly practice their religion and culture; “to eradicate every vestige of anti-Semitism” and “to grant permission to those Jews who desire to do so to emigrate to Israel or to any other country and to insure the unhindered exercise of this right.”

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