Row over Coptic Leaders Anti-Semitic Call: CEN 5.18.07 p 6. May 20, 2007Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, Coptic Orthodox, Interfaith, Judaism.
The leader of the Coptic Church, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria told Egyptian television last month the Western Churches were wrong to exonerate Jews for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and criticized recent statements apologizing for Christian anti-Semitism.
In an interview with Dream 2 TV broadcast on April 8, Shenouda was asked if the Coptic Church would modify follow the lead of the Western Christian churches. Shenouda responded that the Christian Churches had “done nothing that warrants an apology,” adding he believed the apologies were being “done for appearance’s sake.”
Asked whether Jews were “Christ-killers”, responsible for the crucifixion, Shenouda stated, “The New Testament says that they are,” and asked rhetorically whether the Vatican was “against the teachings of the New Testament?”
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