Commission For Religious Relations With the Jews
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Commission For Religious Relations With the Jews

The Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews is a pontifical commission in the Roman Curia tasked with maintaining positive theological ties with Jews and Judaism. Established on 22 October 1974,[1] it works alongside the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

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Its current President is Kurt Koch, who holds that position ex officio as President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The Vice-President is the Secretary of the Pontifical Council, Bishop Brian Farrell, L.C. The Secretary of the Commission is Father Norbert J. Hofmann, S.D.B.

The Commission has published a series of documents on Christian-Jewish reconciliation : "Guidelines and Suggestions for Implementing the Conciliar Declaration Nostra aetate No. 4" (1974), "Notes on the Correct Way to Present Jews and Judaism in Preaching and Teaching in the Roman Catholic Church.[2] On 10 Dec. 2015 it published "The Gifts and the Calling of God Are Irrevocable" (Rom 11:29): A Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic-Jewish Relations on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Nostra aetate (no. 4)."

There is a similar Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, part of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Relations with the Jews (1975)". Vatican official website. The Holy See. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ [1]" (1985) and "We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah" (1998).

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