Rome, Italy, Jan 16, 2020 / 11:01 am
The Catholic Church in Italy marked its 31st annual Day of Jewish-Christian Religious Dialogue with a discussion between Rome's chief rabbi and a Catholic priest who is a professor of the Old Testament.
Riccardo Di Segni and Fr. Luca Mazzinghi spoke on the Song of Songs from the Jewish and Christian perspectives Jan. 16 at the Pontifical Lateran University and organized by the Vicariate of Rome.
While the theme of the discussion is not strictly "Christian-Jewish dialogue," the event is an exercise in dialogue, which is important, Fr. Mazzinghi told CNA.
Fr. Mazzinghi, who teaches on the Old Testament at the Pontifical Gregorian University, has years of experience with inter-religious dialogue with Jews.