Fri March 4, 2011
Faith Matters

Pope: 'Jews Are Not Responsible For Killing Jesus'

There is no basis in the scripture for the argument that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. That's the declaration made by Pope Benedict the sixteenth, in his forthcoming book, "Jesus of Nazareth, Part II". The Vatican released excerpts of the book this week. The charge that Jews were responsible for Christ's persecution has strained relations between the Catholic and Jewish faiths for centuries. In Tell Me More's "Faith Matters" conversation, host Michel Martin discusses the Pope's comments and what they mean for interfaith relations, with National Catholic reporter, Michael Sean Winters.