The Second Vatican Council changed the relationship between Catholics and Jews forever. To historian John Connelly, that represents nothing less than a revolution.
The next pope’s first key choice will be his papal name. Choosing John would signal a desire to extend the legacy of John XXIII, the pontiff who brought us the progressive Vatican II council.
Converted clerics, including those born Jews, were a key force behind the Catholic reforms of Vatican II. That fact in no way undermines the body of faith behind them.