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Catholic Officials Dedicate Holocaust Memorial

The Vatican's top liaison to Jews helped rededicate a Menorah in memory of Holocaust victims at the Boston Archdiocese.

Cardinal Walter Kasper said the menorah is a reminder of a common duty and common responsibility. Kasper's visit is significant because it comes after a Vatican decision to lift the excommunication of Bishop Richard Williamson, who denied the Holocaust. Cardinal Kasper says there's no place in the Catholic Church for Bishop Williamson.

"He created an outcry in our church not only on the top level on the grassroots level," says Kasper, "and this was more of a sign that the friendship and reconciliation between Jews and Christians in the last decade went very deep."

Kasper says Bishop Williamson is still suspended from church duties and unless he revokes his statements he cannot become a full member of the Catholic Church.

This program aired on March 26, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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