It is good that the Pope is finally beginning to recognize antisemitism for the evil that it is.
To blame a whole nation and it's descendents for the actions of a few politicians is criminally insane! But this is what was done by the Romans who actively encouraged antisemitism in the church they created to help protect their empire from the threat of the egalitarian mystical message of the Jewish Jesus based on the Jewish OMNIPRESENT GOD.
It is the antisemitism encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church and it's various offshoots over the centuries that is precisely what enabled Hitler to bring about the holocaust.
The Holocaust could not have occurred without the hateful racism carefully nurtured by the church over the centuries creating so many willing participants in the carnage orchestrated by Adolph Hitler and the Nazis.
Hitler would not have been able to commit such a monstrous crime without the help of the church in creating the many monsters capable of the evil that was done.
Here is a brief history of the antisemitism of the Roman Catholic Church: http://shatteredparadigm.blogspot.com/2008/07...
The ironic thing in this whole matter is that each act of antisemitism committed by the church was an act of aggression towards Jesus, the one the Roman Catholic Church claims to represent.
The historical Jesus was Jewish and his simple truth was based on the religion that he grew up with. The OMNIPRESENT GOD of Israel is the foundation of the wonderful message of the Jewish Jesus!
For any church to claim otherwise as does the Roman Catholic Church is to reject the historical Jesus and his Jewish heritage.
Now if the Pope can complete his task in righting the wrong of antisemitism and admit the church is not based on the teachings of the historical Jesus but is actually opposed to these teachings of an OMNIPRESENT GOD and an egalitarian Cosmos in preference to the Roman version of Patriarchal Hierarchical Christianity that was created as a political tool to save a dying empire based on oppression, perhaps the human race can begin to eradicate the inequalities introduced by the church built to serve the needs of the oppressive Roman Empire and help to restore historical Christianity to humanity that is based on the OMNIPRESENT GOD of Israel.
The GOD of Israel is not the primitive pagan triune god forced on the populace by the Romans over the objections of the true followers of the Jewish Jesus as we can see in reading this passage from the only scriptures that the historical Jesus accepted:
King James Version (KJV)
"4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates."
This is the GOD that Jesus grew up with. To reject this GOD is to reject true Christianity. What the historical Jesus taught is basically just an enlightened form of Judaism based on our place in the OMNIPRESENT GOD:
Acts 17:28 (New International Version,©2010)
"28 For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, "We are his offspring"
We all need to get informed as to what has occurred and get involved in restoring true Christianity based on the OMNIPRESENT GOD of Israel to humanity that is even now being found to be in accord with the latest scientific findings concerning the nature of the Cosmos!
GOD is LOVE. WE are ALL ONE WITH GOD, even the unloving!