The Pope has exonerated Jewish people for the Crucifixion and death of Jesus.
In extracts released from his forthcoming book on Christ, Pope Benedict XVI has addressed one of the most controversial issues of Christianity by saying Jews bore no culpability.
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I've read few years ago a passage by St John Chrysostome on Lent and the Holy Week, explaining reasons for the Church decision to celebrate the Feast of Resurrection a week later than the Jewish Crossover, in which he wrote 'the killer nation' speaking of the Jews people of the time, who before Pontius Pilatus were shouting asking him for the death sentence of Jesus Christ by crucifixion.
My questions are: what is the Orthodox opinion on this matter and what is the wisdom in Pope Benedict's analysis? Why did Christ suffering His Passion on the Cross ask the Father to forgive them if they were not guilty? Also aren't we all guilty anyway?