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Vatican Changes Translation of Phrase in Prayer Which Was Objectionable to Jews

October 26, 1948
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The Latin phase “perfidi iudaei” in a Reran Catholic prayer which in some translations has been rendered as “perfidious Jews” has been changed to a form less objectionable to Jews, it was announced here yesterday by the National conference of Christians and Jews.

The Conference announced that it had received a clarification from the Sacred Congregation of Rites in Rome to the effect that it has authorized translation of the phrase into the vernacular as “wanting in (Christian) belief.”

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