[M]any Jewish leaders today are hailing a move by Pope Benedict XVI to right a what they believe is a centuries old wrong--the blame many Christian factions have heaped upon the Jewish people collectively for the execution of Jesus Christ.
In a new book, "Jesus of Nazareth-Part II," being published by the
on the life and death of Jesus, Pope Benedict--the German-born pontiff who involuntarily served in the Hitler Youth as a child--grants a pardon to the Jewish people for their role in Jesus' death. He does not, however, let the Jewish leaders of the time off the hook. Vatican
I suspect many will sleep better tonight.