Yom Kippur – Jewish Day of Atonement– 14 September

yom-kippurFrom the Jews, we Christians have inherited their practice of repentance and seeking God’s forgiveness. 50 Years ago, Vatican II forcefully condemned anti-Semitism and rejected the charge of the Jewish responsibility for the death of Jesus.
During 2000, a year of Jubilee (a Jewish time of forgiving debts) Pope John Paull II visted Jerusalem and prayed “God of our fathers, we are deeply saddened by the behavior of those who in the course of history have caused these children of yours to suffer and asking your forgiveness, we wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood with the people of the Covenant” (Jews)- 26 March 2000)

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