About 430 US rabbis and Jewish leaders have addressed a letter to Pope Francis, welcoming his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The text says: Continue reading US Rabbis welcome Pope’s visit
Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, the Papal Nuncio in Amman, told The Jordan Times that the message Pope Francis sends by inviting a rabbi and a Muslim scholar on his pilgrimage trip to the Holy Land is to confirm that religion is not the cause of conflicts in the Middle East, but rather a part of the solution Continue reading Nuncio in Jordan: Religion part of the solution not the problem
An extraordinary special plenary session of the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) honored the memory of Pope John XXIII and different committees discussed how to implement better understanding between Christians and Jews in Israel. Continue reading Toward Pope Francis’s arrival in Israel
Just a few days before the Pope’s arrival in Amman, Muslim and Christian leaders have issued a joint appeal for greater understanding and dialogue. The call includes what is called a “Cultural Decalogue”. The call was issued under the patronage of Prince Hassan of Jordan and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Read the call here
The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) constituted a very important moment in the development of relations between the Church and the Muslims. After centuries of tension and suspicion, the Church defined a new language for a relationship of dialogue. Continue reading Church and dialogue with the Muslims
One of the major revolutions of the 20th century was the revolution in relations between Catholics and Jews. In 1965, as part of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church published a document that defined the attitude of the Church to the members of other religions. Continue reading Church and dialogue with the Jewish people