Vatican City, Mar 3, 2011 / 13:31 pm
Catholics and Jews share “joint responsibility” to work together to fight religious bigotry and promote “justice and solidarity, reconciliation and peace,” according to the Vatican’s top ecumenist.
Cardinal Kurt Koch made his remarks during a Feb. 27-March 2 meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee for Interreligious Consultation. He is president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Judaism.
Cardinal Koch called on both religions to promote the defense of religious rights, according to a report by the Italian bishops' SIR news agency.
Catholics and Jews should work together for “religious freedom and human rights to be fully guaranteed to everyone, anywhere in the world,” he said.