Vatican officials called the Jewish elder brothers

Vatican officials called the Jews "elder brothers"

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the head of the Commission for Dialogue with the Jewish people, in an interview with the Catholic French edition Kipa / Apic called the Jews "elder brothers of Christians," and also said that between Catholics and Jews, there is a strong link . This interview was devoted to the possibility of reconciliation between Rome and the Brotherhood of St. Pius X.

In this case, the Russian Orthodox website "" draws attention to the statement of another member of the same committee. Norbert Hofmann priest urged the world to celebrate "Day of Judaism." According to him, this day is needed in order to "emphasize the Jewish roots of Christianity and to promote Christian-Jewish dialogue."

In some countries, including Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Poland, already there is a similar day. It is conducted on January 17. Its activities include conferences and discussions on the relations between Jews and Christian churches, seminars on the traditions of Judaism, Jewish folk music concerts, exhibitions and more.

Features of the "Day of Judaism" in different countries should identify local bishops' conference, because the relationship between the Catholic Church and Judaism in different countries formed in different ways, said Hofmann.

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