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Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Vatican City, 14 January 2014 (VIS) – On 16 January Italy celebrates its 18th Annual Day for the furthering and development of dialogue between Catholics and Jews. In the light of this a Conference has been organised by Rabbi Abraham Skorka, to be held at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Rabbi Skorka is rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary of Buenos Aires, and is the co-author, with Pope Francis, of the book “El cielo y la terra”, the result of a number of conversations on themes fundamental to human life and on the possibility of shared ethics.

The conference considers “Jewish-Catholic dialogue, 50 years after 'Nostra Aetate'. A Latin-American perspective”, and will be presided over by Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.

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