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Pope Francis arrives at Rome's Great Synagogue

Pope Francis arrives at Rome's Great Synagogue

Pope Francis calls on Catholics and Jews to work together for peace

17/01/2016 17:29

Pope Francis on Sunday became the third pope to visit Rome's synagogue in a sign of continuing Catholic-Jewish friendship. During a simple ceremony the Pope met with  leaders and members of the local Jewish community, including several Holocaust survivors.

Rome's synagogue which Pope Francis visits on Sunday January 17th 2016

Rome's synagogue which Pope Francis visits on Sunday January 17th 2016

How Pope's visit to Rome synagogue can deepen interfaith relations

16/01/2016 16:00

Fr Norbert Hofmann comments on the importance of Pope Francis' visit to Rome’s synagogue on Sunday to meet with leaders and members of the local Jewish community, including several Holocaust survivors

Dr Edward Kessler

Dr Edward Kessler, founding director of the interfaith Woolf Institute in Cambridge, UK

Jews and Catholics must implement new interfaith partnership

11/12/2015 13:34

According to interfaith expert, Dr Edward Kessler, the new Vatican document on the Catholic Church’s changed relationship with the Jewish world will only be effective if it is shared “on the streets, in the pulpits, in the pews of our churches and synagogues

Pope Francis at the Western Wall

Pope Francis prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem during his visit to the Holy Land in May 2014

Orthodox Rabbis issue groundbreaking statement on Christianity

10/12/2015 17:15

For the first time since the Second Vatican Council changed Christian teachings toward Judaism, a group of Orthodox rabbis have issued a public statement advocating partnership with Christians and appreciating the religious value of Christianity

 

Rabbi David Rosen and Cardinal Kurt Koch

Rabbi David Rosen, international director of interreligious affairs for the American Jewish Committee, and Cardinal Kurt Koch, head of the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews present the new document at a press conference on Thursday December 10th

New Vatican document affirms Jewish roots of Christianity

10/12/2015 16:50

Looking at the document 'The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable' which picks up where Nostra Aetate left off half a century ago and delves deeper into the thorny theological questions at the heart of the Jewish-Catholic dialogue.

A Menorah in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

A Menorah in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Vatican issues new document on Christian-Jewish dialogue

10/12/2015 10:52

The Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews has released a new document exploring the unresolved theological questions at the heart of Christian-Jewish dialogue

 

The Great Synagogue of Rome

The Great Synagogue of Rome

Pope Francis to visit Rome Synagogue in January

17/11/2015 17:18

Pope Francis will visit the Great Synagogue of Rome on 17 January 2016, at the invitation from the Chief Rabbi and Jewish Community of the city.

 

Rabbi Heschel with Cardinal Bea

Rabbi Heschel with Cardinal Bea

A Jewish perspective on 'Nostra Aetate' 50 years on

26/10/2015 18:06

Half a century on from the publication of the landmark Vatican II declaration 'Nostra Aetate' on the Catholic Church's relations with people of different faiths, the daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel recalls the role he played in the preparation of this groundbreaking interfaith document

Jews