February 10, 2014 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
week, an AJC group will meet with Pope Francis in Rome.
have great admiration for the Pope – for his warmth, humility, and outreach to
Jews, we especially value his close ties with the Jewish community in his
included his solidarity with the Jewish community there, after a terrorist
attack in 1994 targeted a Jewish site and killed scores of people.
we appreciate his condemnations of anti-Semitism.
year, for example, Pope Francis declared: “Because of our common roots, a true
Christian cannot be anti-Semitic.”
our founding in 1906, AJC has sought to advance Catholic-Jewish relations.
with our Catholic friends we’ve made previously unimaginable strides.
the relationship is one of deep understanding and profound mutual respect.
it’s in that spirit we travel to Rome for our meeting.
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is David Harris of AJC.