On the 50th annivesary
· Document of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Jews ·
On Thursday morning, 10 December, a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office, which presented a document of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Jews entitled: “The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable:A Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic–Jewish Relations”.
The text comes 50 years after the promulgation of the declaration Nostra Aetate which presents, in its fourth article, the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people in a new theological framework. The reflections published aim at looking back with gratitude on all that has been achieved over the last decades in the Jewish–Catholic relationship, providing at the same time a new stimulus for the future. Stressing once again the unique status of this relationship within the wider ambit of interreligious dialogue, theological questions are further discussed, such as the relevance of revelation, the relationship between the Old and the New Covenant, the relationship between the universality of salvation in Jesus Christ and the affirmation that the covenant of God with Israel has never been revoked, and the Church’s mandate to evangelize in relation to Judaism.
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