Sept. 15, 1199

“Constitution Pro Judaeis” (“Constitution for Jews”) issued by Pope Innocent III [Holy Roman Empire; Present-day Italy, Germany, Belgium]: “Although the Jewish perfidy is in every way worthy of condemnation, […] Thou shalt not destroy the Jews completely so that the Christians should never by any chance be able to forget Thy Law, which, though they [Jews] themselves fail to understand it, they display in their book to those who understand.  […] Yet, Jews must live in perpetual servitude because they crucified the Lord although their prophets had predicted that He would come in the flesh to redeem Israel.”
Teter, Magda: Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era (Cambridge; 2006); Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 1/15/2017