"We are sure Joseph Ratzinger is determined to be just as consistent in promoting Jewish-Catholic contacts as the late lamented John Paul II was."
Monsignor Ratzinger was principal Vatican theologian during John Paul's papacy, and prominent in a Catholic rapprochement with the Jewish community.
"He led the efforts to put out, in 2000, the book, 'Memory and Accord: The Church and Errors of the Past'. It comprises documents that testify to errors and misdoings of the Roman Catholic Church toward the Jews. In particular, it strongly denounced anti-Semitic moods that took root in Christian hearts as Nazis were victimizing Jews," said the Rabbi.