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Anti-Jewish Elements in Catholic Liturgy

The file linked below is the text submitted by the American Jewish Committee to the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, headed by Cardinal Augustin Bea, in preparation for the Second Vatican Council. The previous September, Pope John XXIII had instructed Cardinal Bea to prepare a draft for the Council on the church's relationship to Judaism. This, the second of three AJC reports sent to the Vatican before the Council, was authored by Dr. Eric Werner, professor of sacred music and one of the founders of the School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. 


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