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Submitted by Bart Benschop (Australia), Feb 19, 2013 21:36
Throughout the history of the Roman Catholic Church it has been anti-Semitic. The word Catholic is incorrectly used as a synonym of Roman Catholic. Catholic is a Latin word from the Greek meaning universal.
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