COMMENTARY: John Paul II: The Best Pope the Jews Ever Had

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c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Because Karol Joseph Wojtyla was Polish-born, his election to the papacy on Oct. 16, 1978 was met with widespread skepticism within the Jewish community. There was concern the new pope would reflect the traditional anti-Semitism that marked much of Jewish history in Poland. But John Paul II proved the […]

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