Pontifical Council Says Jews Do Not Need to Believe in Christ for Salvation

Catholic News Service: Though it “is and remains an unfathomable divine mystery,” Jews can participate in salvation without confessing Christ explicitly, a Vatican committee said in a document released on Thursday.

The text is careful to note that it “is not a magisterial document or doctrinal teaching of the Catholic Church,” but merely “a reflection prepared by the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews on current theological questions that have developed since the Second Vatican Council.”

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