Skip to comments.Jews worldwide see an ally in Pope Francis
Posted on 03/14/2013 6:19:27 PM PDT by haffast
WASHINGTON Jews worldwide welcomed newly elected Pope Francis as a friend on Wednesday (March 13), and pointed in particular to his sympathetic and strong reaction to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in his native Argentina the deadliest bombing in the countrys history.
Benedict does not have a bad record with the Jews, Novak said, but he didnt give it as much attention as Pope John Paul II, who called Jews the elder brethren of faith.
I would like to see a kind of renewal of Jewish-Catholic relations which I think reached a high point during the pontificate of John Paul II, said Novak, who has written extensively on the relationship between the two faiths.
Among other overtures to the Jews under John Paul, the Holy See recognized the State of Israel in 1997. He was the first pope to visit Auschwitz, to bless Israel, and to apologize for Christian acts against Jews.
If the Catholics dont canonize him, Novak said, the Jews should.
Jewish groups also said Francis would pay close attention to social justice issues on which Jews and Catholics can work together.
We look forward to our ongoing partnership with the Catholic church in combating poverty, a great legacy of the Pope during his tenure as Cardinal of Buenos Aires, said Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, in a statement.
In a world so awfully divided by wealth and opportunity, may his teaching and example help to heal our broken world and bring us closer to a time when no person goes to bed hungry.
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Why? Doesn’t the Pope think every Jew is going to Hell?
You must not be Catholic.
No. Where do you get the idea that the Pope thinks every Jew is going to hell?
Not hardly. Jesus was a Jew. His people were Jews. He returns to save the Jews from extermination by the armies of the world. He will rule the earth from Jerusalem for a thousand years. Christians will be reintroduced to the faith of and practices of much of ‘Judaism’ in the Bible. And, Jews will finally embrace Jesus. Convoluted, many think, but it’s all true.
” Where do you get the idea that the Pope thinks every Jew is going to hell?”
He heard it from another non Catholic...
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hahahahha, those crazy jews . . .
Pardon my ignorance, but I was under the impression that one had to accept Jesus in order to get into Heaven.
I hope this helps you. Cheers.
I guess I was wrong. What about this?
John 3:3 ESV
Jesus answered him, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:36 ESV
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
John 14:6 ESV
Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
You fully know for sure what that all means. Just like a physical child that does not fully undrestand. He or she is accountable like an adult? To be God is to know all things. We present the message God sees the truth of a person.
Thanks. Good enough it needs its own thread. Why don’t you post it?
Because Debbie is known for hyperbole.