first_img Tweet FaithLifestyle Trinidad and Tobago archbishop criticised over remarks on Jews by: – October 26, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 72 Views   2 commentscenter_img Share Share Image via: www2.guidestar.orgNEW YORK, USA — The American Jewish Committee (AJC) has criticized Archbishop Edward Gilbert, outgoing head of the Roman Catholic Church in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, for his anti-Jewish comments. In a sermon Sunday, Gilbert negatively compared politicians in Trinidad and Tobago to Jews, whom he described as “although a compassionate and caring people only looked after the people of their nation.”Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, criticizing the archbishop, said, “Such prejudicial comments not only reflect personal ignorance, but also ignorance of the teaching of the Catholic Church since Nostra Aetate.”Rosen added that the 1974 Vatican Guidelines on Nostra Aetate precisely warn against such misrepresentation and generalizations and called on the Holy See to reiterate its repudiation of such prejudicial stereotyping. “Archbishop Gilbert’s comments again highlight the need for more effective global Catholic education regarding the Holy See’s official teaching on Jews and Judaism,” said Rosen.Caribbean News Nowlast_img

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