Tag: Second Vatican Council

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While Welcoming Pope’s Gestures, Some Jews Question Israel Stance

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday becomes the third pope to visit Rome’s main synagogue in a sign of continued Catholic-Jewish friendship that was highlighted by a recent Vatican declaration that it doesn’t support official efforts to convert

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Vatican Commission to Christians: It’s Not Your Job to ‘Convert Jews’

The Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews released a text Thursday highlighting the unique relationship between Jews and Christians, underscoring the irrevocable character of God’s covenant with the Jewish people, and urging Christians to work together with Jews to combat “all manifestations of racial discrimination against Jews and all forms of anti-Semitism.”