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Approach to 'day of atonement' shows differences between Christians, Jews

September 25, 2009

After Pope Benedict XVI indicated his intention to visit Rome's synagogue, Vatican-watcher Sandro Magister of L'Espresso recalled the sharp differences between Jewish and Christian thought, illustrated when Rome's Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni and a Cistercian priest, Father Abeynaike, offered reflections for L'Osservatore Romano on how Jews observe Yom Kippur, and Christians see that observance superceded by Christ's Sacrifice on Calvary.


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