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A Hanukkah menorah.

Vatican takes on tense question of salvation for the Jewish people

Dec 11, 2015

Though it “is and remains an unfathomable divine mystery,” Jews can participate in salvation without confessing Christ explicitly, a Vatican... Read more

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caliph of the Islamic State.

Dialogue with the Islamic State? Not likely, says Cardinal Parolin

Oct 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, said that while interreligious dialogue is important, it’s not likely possible with... Read more

St. John Paul II embraces Elio Toaff, then the chief rabbi of Rome, April 13, 1986.

Rabbi: From John XXIII to Francis, Catholic relations with Judaism have improved

Oct 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

Fifty years ago the way the Catholic Church related with other religions changed forever when the Second Vatican Council declaration... Read more

Pope Francis greets a rabbi at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 28, 2015.

Prayer is the treasure of all religions, says Pope

Oct 28, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis marked Wednesday's anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's declaration on the relation of the Church to non-Christian religion... Read more

Rabbi: Vatican II's interreligious document was 'life-saving'

May 21, 2015

By Matt Hadro

A 50 year-old declaration of the Second Vatican Council established a new era in Christian-Jewish relations and enabled members of... Read more