Today we realize that for very many centuries our eyes were blinded and that we can no longer see the beauty of Your people: that they are chosen, that we recognize on their face the features of our privileged brothers. We realize that the sign of Cain is engraved on our foreheads. For centuries, our brother Abel lay in the blood and tears that we caused him to shed, for we had forgotten your Love. Forgive us for having wrongly attached a curse to their name as Jews. Forgive us for having once again crucified you in their flesh. For we knew not what we were doing

Prayer attributed to John XXIII