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Pope Sees Relation Between Catholics, Jews Growing Stronger in the Future

January 30, 1979
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A letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State to Rabbi Marc H. Tanenboum, national interreligious affairs director of the American Jewish Committee, expressed satisfaction about “the growing relation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish religion, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council and its Declaration Nostra Aetate on the relation of the church with non-Christian religions.”

The letter, dated Jan. 15 and signed by G. Caprio, the personal secretary to Pope John Paul II, was received by Tanenbaum last Thursday and released to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency over the weekend. According to the letter, written on” behalf of the Pope, in response to a letter from Tanenboum to the Pope on the occasion of his election, the relation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish people “will certainly grow even more strongly and decisively in the future, with the good will of the parties concerned.”

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