Vatican to mark 40 years with Jews

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  1. Ben W

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    Celebration due to take place on anniversary of Nostra Aetate ('In our Time'), declaration on relationship between church and non-Christian religions adopted by Second Vatican Council and promulgated on October 28,1965, by Pope Paul VI
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    The Vatican plans to celebrate 40 years of dialogue with Judaism by holding a special conference Thursday to retrace the relationship between the two religions, Cardinal Walter Kasper said.
     
    Caspar, a German-born Cardinal, is the president for the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.
     
    The celebration is due to take place on the anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, or “In our Time” in Latin, the declaration on the relationship
    between the church and non-Christian religions adopted by the Second Vatican Council and promulgated on October 28,1965, by Pope Paul VI.
     
    Jewish-born French Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger and Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee, are due to retrace the four decades of dialogue between the Roman Catholic church and Judaism at Thursday’s anniversary, Kaspar said.
     
    New relations
     
    The Second Vatican Council, which transformed the relationship between the Roman Catholic church and the modern world, was called by Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI.
     
    During the three-year council, bishops from around the world adopted 16 texts, including Nostra Aetate.
     
    Following this declaration, the relationship between the church and Judaism progressed the most, with the church turning the page on almost 2,000 years of anti-Judaism and recognising the links between the two religions.
     
    Previous Pope John Paul II made many efforts to improve this relationship and the present pontiff Pope Benedict XVI called for a deepening of the dialogue during his visit to the Cologne synagogue in Germany last August.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3159585,00.html
     
  2. Brother James

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    How refreshing! Two anti-christ systems reconciling in cooperation.
     
  3. LadyEagle

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    Talk is cheap. The Vatican still hasn't returned the temple items that were taken in 70 A.D., even though the last Pope said they would look into it several years back. (The items are depicted on the Arch of Titus which still stands to this day.)
     
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    On a sidenote, the Falashas (the black Jews of Etheopia) have produced several of the items depicted on the Arch of Titus. The Falashas practice a very ancient form of Judaism, and some evidence suggests that they may even have the Ark of the Covenant, or, at least, the remains of the Ark of the Covenant. The problem is, they ain't saying, because they believe the Ark should be protected (I can certainly concur with that).

    Whether they have the Ark or its remains is certainly open for debate. But the religious items they have produced do indeed appear to match the Arch of Titus deppictions, and the apparant age of these items is consistent with this as well.

    Food for thought. BTW, on the OP issue, I don't have much opinion at all. It's between the Catholics and the Jews. If the Jews approve, then cest la vie.
     
  5. Enoch

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    Dialogue [​IMG]

    Pope Paul VI never publicly mentioned Israel by name during his visit and refused to recognize her as a state. Great dialogue, not sure why the RCC feels fit to call it a 40 year celebration. :rolleyes:

    Considering it took the Catholic church almost 40 years (1984) to even recognize Israel.

    Where can I buy tickets to this shindig??? [​IMG]
     
  6. mioque

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    You might want to bone up on your history a little.
    Between Titus plundering the Temple and the first opportunity for an early pope to pick up those spoils there is this line of Roman emperors who got there first.
    Ambitious emperors with building projects to be financed, decadent emperors with orgies to be financed and desperate emperors with wars to be financed. All of them had to finance the Welfare system of the Empire.
    All of it had been melted down and sold long before the catholic church could lay it's hands on it.
    Even if this wasn't the case.
    The entire Vatican treasury was plundered by the troops of Napoleon.
    Maybe somebody should check up on the French....
     
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    They probably sold them to the Iraqis then...
     
  8. mioque

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    In which case the Iraqi's left the items in the care of the fine men&women of the US armed forces when they ran away.


    Somewhere in Dixie, in the backyard of the proud parents of a young soldier stands a souvenier.....
     

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