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October 20, 1999
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The Vatican and Jewish leaders agreed to set up a team of Jewish and Catholic scholars to review published Vatican archival material relating to World War II. The move, announced Tuesday, stops short of complying with long-standing Jewish demands that the Vatican open its wartime archives to outside researchers in order, among other things, to clarify the actions of Pope Pius XII. But Seymour Reich, chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, welcomed the agreement as “a useful first step.”

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