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Pope Benedict XVI on Deepening Catholic-Jewish Relations

May 12, 2009

I assure you [the Chief Rabbis of Israel] of my desire to deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between the Holy See, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and Jewish people throughout the world. [...] I am confident that our friendship will continue to set an example of trust in dialogue for Jews and Christians throughout the world. Looking at the accomplishments achieved thus far, and drawing our inspiration from the Holy Scriptures, we can confidently look forward to even stronger cooperation between our communities—together with all people of good will—in decrying hatred and oppression throughout the world.

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