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Fox Latin America apologizes for Facebook poll that asks if Jews were responsible for Jesus’ death
Ethan Sacks ("New York Daily News," December 30, 2011)

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Fox Latin America has apologized for setting back Jewish-Christian relations 2,000 years.

A staffer posted a poll on the Spanish-language network's Facebook as part of a promotion of a National Geographic Channel Christmas special asking "Who do you think is responsible for the death of Christ," the Associated Press reported.

The answers, according to Mediate.com, were: "A. Pontius Pilate, B. Jewish People, and C. High Priests."

The Simon Wiesenthal Center office in Buenos Aires slammed the poll, telling the Associated Press that it's an obvious reference to archaic views of the Catholic Church which "resulted in the persecution and murder of Jews for two millennia" and were rejected by the Vatican back in 1965.

And in case there was any doubt on the Church's position, Pope Benedict XVI very publically exonerated the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ in his book, "Jesus of Nazareth Part II," released in March.

In "Jesus of Nazareth Part II" excerpts released Wednesday, Benedict explains biblically and theologically why there is no basis in Scripture for the argument that the Jewish people as a whole were responsible for Jesus' death.

A Fox spokeswoman publicly apologized and said the poll was immediately removed.


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