On March 11, Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, called for the Vatican to condemn Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ as anti-Semitic. According to the Zenit news agency, papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Vails responded, "the film is a cinematographic transcription of the Gospels. If it were anti-Semitic, the Gospels would also be so."
Rome, apparently, has spoken. But that is not quite the end of the story. The Passion...
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