Let us celebrate that there is a new Pope, Pope Francis I, and let us pray that he shows the light to all people.
Popes of the past have really been effective; here’s some examples for you:
SYLVESTER I. Condemned Jewish anti-Christian activity.
GREGORY I (‘The Great’). Protested wholesale circumcision of Christian slaves by Jewish traders, who monopolized the slave trade in Europe and the Middle East and were widely suspected of supplying white girls to Oriental and African buyers.
GREGORY VIII. Forbade Jews to have power over Christians, in a letter to Alfonso VI of Castile.
GREGORY IX. Condemned the TALMUD as containing “every kind of vileness and blasphemy against Christian doctrine.”
BENEDICT XIII. His Bull on the Jewish issue (1450) declared: “The heresies, vanities and errors of the TALMUD prevent their knowing the truth.”
JULIUS III. Contra Hebreos retinentes libros (1554) ordered the TALMUD burned “everywhere” and established a strict censorship over Jewish genocidal writings — an order that has never been rescinded and which presumably is still binding upon Catholics.
PAUL IV. Cum nimis absurdim (1555) promulgated immediately after his coronation, was a powerful condemnation of Jewish usury. It embodies a model legal code to curb Jewish power that was recommended to all communities.
PIUS IV. Condemned Jewish genocidal writings.
PIUS V. Hebraeorum gens (1569) expelled all Jews from the Papal States.
GREGORY XIII. Declared that Jews “continue to plot horrible crimes” against Christians “with daily increasing audacity.”
CLEMENT VIII. Condemned Jewish genocidal writings.
ALEXANDER VIII. Condemned Jewish genocidal writings.
BENEDICT XIV. Quo Primum 1751) denounced Jewish control of commerce and “systematical despoliation” of the Christian through usury.
PIUS VII. Known generally as an ‘anti-Semite’ by Jewish writers.
BENEDICT XV. Warned, in 1920, against “the advent of a Universal Republic which is longed for by all the worst elements of disorder.” This is resented by some Jews because of their active sponsorship and direction of such projects as the League of Nations and United Nations. — And in effect, all Popes who have issued editions of the Index Expurgatorius, in which Jewish genocidal and anti-Christian writings are condemned, according to the instructions of the Council of Trent.
…so, all in all a pretty good track-record.
Interesting how Julius III’s order to burn the Talmud everywhere you find it and censor Jewish genocidal writings is still in force. People should have listened to Julius, and perhaps we could all be delivered from the Jews if us present-day people followed this order..?
Something to think about…