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Cardinal Ratzinger links Christian anti-Judaism to Holocaust
    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said it is undeniable that some Christians failed to oppose Nazi atrocities because of anti-Jewish sentiment, but said the tragedy may have awakened the church to a new era of dialogue with Jews.
    The experience of the Holocaust's horrors may have prompted a "new vision" of Catholic reconciliation with Jews after centuries of anti-Judaism and "deplorable acts of violence," said Cardinal Ratzinger, in a front-page article in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano last week.
    He said Catholic dialogue with Jews belongs to a unique category because the Jewish faith "for us is not another religion, but the foundation of our faith."
   
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4-Jan-01