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From the recent conflicts over Pope Pius XII whether portrayed as a pitiless anti-Semite or a saver of many Jewish lives during World War II to the confusion over how to take the 1998 Vatican document on the Holocaust the Catholic Church is in great dispute over its history of relations with the Jews Who killed Christ has always been the justification of the Church over the issue of the persecution of the Jews As well as every other massacre of Jews in Christendom it was also heard at the time of Hitlers Holocaust The fact that the Catholic Church has a history of anti-Semitism and it is a prevalent belief in Christendom that the Jews as the murderers of Christ deserve all possible sufferings is the reason that Hitlers massacre of the Jews was met with silent acceptance from the vast majority of his subjects The continued anti-Semitic feelings of the Church stem from Christian teachings based on interpretations of the New Testament that have also contributed to the Holocaust and the persecution of Jews in Europe over the centuries In 1814 Jews in the Papal States were locked into cramped ghettos at night were forbidden to practice law or medicine to hold public office or to hire Christian servants Meanwhile elsewhere in Europe Jews were increasingly free to live as they wanted These practices were the inspiration for the racial laws enacted by the Nazis and the Italian Fascists in the 1930s After the fall of the Papal States in 1870 the Churchs hostility towards the Jews began to take an even more disturbing form No longer simply loathed as unbelievers the Jews became hated symbols of secular modernity With varying degrees of enthusiasm the German Catholic Church sympathised with if not actually supported the Nazis Their views on communism socialism liberalism and freemasonry were similar to those of the Nazis Though these Church leaders were concerned with some aspects of
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