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Today in Jewish History - February 20 / Adar II 5

1422 February 20, POPE MARTIN V (1417-31)

Pope Martin V
Courtesy of New Geneva Center
Issued a Bull reminding Christians that Christianity was derived from Judaism and warning Church leaders not to incite against the Jews.He also criticized Dominican friars for their policy of compulsory sermons. The Bull was withdrawn the following year, following allegations that the Jews of Rome attained the Bull by fraud.

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