13 June 1299 Pope Boniface VIII’s “Exhibita nobis” protects Jews from secret accusations #otdimjh

On This Day In Messianic Jewish History


Pope Boniface VIII issues the papal bull “Exhibita nobis” which declares that “important” Jews can be denounced to the Inquisition without the identity of the accuser being made public.

10435842_246695855525052_2216571550471668744_n Marranos Celebrating a Secret Seder in Spain during the times of inquisition, painting by Moshe Maimon – 1893

This is actually an improvement for the Jews because the Inquisition had earlier declared that all Jews could be treated this way, and Pope Boniface VIII has limited the reach of this regulation. Now Jews are treated like Christians — “important” Christians can also be denounced to the Inquisition without their identity being revealed.

Prayer: In such dark times even a small act of justice and compassion made a difference. Lord, help us to avoid prejudice and discrimination, especially in a context of rising anti-Semitism and distrust of ‘the other’. In Yeshua’s name we pray. Amen.

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