Timeline of the Church’s Restrictions of Jewish Behaviour
06 A. D. The Council of Elvira decrees that Christians and Jews cannot intermarry, have sexual intercourse, or eat together.*
306 A.D. Council in Spain banned Christians & Jews meeting or marrying.
325 A. D. Conversation and fellowship with Jews is forbidden to the clergy by the Council of Nicea.*
4th century A. D. Christian emperors of Rome decree that Christians converting to Judaism, and Jews obstructing the conversion of other Jews to Christianity, will incur the death penalty; Jews can not marry Christians, or hold public office, or own slaves. *
1050 A. D. The Synod of Narbonne decrees that Christians are not permitted to live in Jewish homes.*
1230 A. D. Jews in France are forbidden to lend money on interest.*
1267 A. D. The Synod of Vienna decrees that Christians cannot attend Jewish ceremonies, and Jews cannot dispute with simple Christian people about the Catholic religion.*
1275 A. D. Jews in England are forbidden to lend money on interest.*
1279 A. D. The Synod of Ofen decrees that Christians cannot sell or rent real estate to Jews.*
1434 A. D. The Council of Basel decrees that Jews cannot obtain academic degrees.*
1456 A. D. Pope Callistus III bans all social communication between Christians and Jews.
1919 A.D. Newly independent Poland passes a law making Sunday a compulsory day of rest in Poland. The law is intended to force Jews to observe the Christian Sabbath in addition to their own.
1933-1939 The general consensus among the Catholic papers in Poland is that Jewish influence should be reduced in all areas of life, that the Polish and Jewish communities should be separated as much as possible, and that the most desirable option is mass emigration of the Jews from Poland. St. Maximilian Kolbe is an active promoter of antisemitic literature.