Jewish leader, senior Vatican officials discuss joint talks with Muslims

.- A representative of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) met with four senior Vatican officials yesterday to discuss ways to strengthen dialogue between the two religions and the possibility of entering into a joint dialogue with senior Muslim clergy.

"It is important to enter into discussions with the third 'Son of Abraham',” said Israel Singer, chairman of the WJC’s policy council. The WJC serves as the diplomatic arm of the Jewish people to world governments and international organizations.

“No one in the meetings has underestimated the difficulties in bringing about a meaningful dialogue [with Islam], but we all agreed that the principle of mutual respect can override differences that exist between the religions," he said in a press release.

Singer met with Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, substitute for general affairs at the Secretariat of State of the Holy See; Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary for Relations with States; Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; and Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue.

Singer also stressed the need for the results of Catholic- Jewish dialogue to "trickle down" the hierarchies to every follower of both faiths.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon

Liturgical Calendar

July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:31-35


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 13: 1-11
Gospel:: Mt 13: 31-35

Saint of the Day

St. Victor I, Pope »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:31-35


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: