Christians Cannot Be Anti-Semitic

So says Pope Francis:

… due to “our common roots” with the Jewish people, “a Christian cannot be anti-Semitic!”

The Pope was speaking to a 30 strong delegation from the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) who gathered in the Apostolic Palace’s Hall of the Popes for a private audience Monday…

Pope Francis recalled his own friendships with leaders of the Jewish world while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires, saying these “friendly relations are in a way the basis for the development of a more official dialogue.”

A full transcript of his message is here.



Prayer Before a Crucifix

 Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus,

    while before Your face I humbly kneel and,

    with burning soul,

    pray and beseech You

    to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments

    of faith, hope and charity;

    true contrition for my sins,

    and a firm purpose of amendment.

    While I contemplate,

    with great love and tender pity,

    Your five most precious wounds,

    pondering over them within me

    and calling to mind the words which David,

    Your prophet, said of You, my Jesus:

   “They have pierced My hands and My feet,

    they have numbered all My bones.”