Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews
The Pontifical 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 in 1974, it works alongside the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Its current Cardinal President is Walter Kasper, who is the Cardinal 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 helpful 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" (1985) and "We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah" (1998).
There is a similar Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, although it does not have a separate status like the commission for relations with the Jews.
- The Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews: A Crucial Endeavour of the Catholic Church
- The Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee
- Jewish Virtual Library
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