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Church of England to apologize for 13th century antisemitism

The Church of England says it plans to apologize for instituting antisemitic laws in the 13th century.

Next year marks 800 years since the Church of England enacted a law that forced Jewish people to wear “a badge of shame” and led to the expulsion of them from medieval England.

At a meeting of the General Synod, the church’s legislative body, officials voted to offer an “act of repentance” for the activities by holding a “symbolic service” on the anniversary next year.

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