German Jews v The Pope

By Simon Round, April 4, 2008

Pope Benedict may enjoy kosher sweets, but Jews in Germany are not so keen on him. They are angry over the Pope’s decision to use a rare Latin prayer on Good Friday urging Jews to convert to Catholicism.

The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, has decided to sever relations with the Catholic Church in protest. She said: “As long as Pope Benedict does not return to the previous wording, I assume there will not be any further dialogue…”

The Vatican is keeping shtum.

Last updated: 2:51pm, September 22 2009