Germany - Bishop Bätzing: Christians must stand up against antisemitism

Limburg Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German bishops' conference, is pictured on Sept. 15, 2019. (CNS/Harald Oppitz, KNA)
The chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Georg Bätzing, called for resolute resistance to antisemitism in his New Year's sermon.

This is especially true for Christians. "It is important to keep thinking about how closely Jews and Christians are related," said the Catholic bishop in Limburg on Saturday. "We come from a single root." That is why Christians should stand up and raise their voices, "when cheeky and blatant antisemitic slogans are shouted again and crimes are committed". 

Source: hessenschau