13 April 1986 Pope John Paul II tells Rome Synagogue – You are our “elder brothers” #otdimjh
John Paul II eagerly steps forward to embrace the rabbi of Rome: the beginning of his visit to the Synagogue of Rome on April 13, 1986.
“The Church of Christ discovers her “bond” with Judaism by “searching into her own mystery”, (cf. Nostra Aetate, ibid.). The Jewish religion is not “extrinsic” to us, but in a certain way is “intrinsic” to our own religion. With Judaism therefore we have a relationship which we do not have with any other religion. You are our dearly beloved brothers and, in a certain way, it could be said that you are our elder brothers.”
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From Pope John Paul II’s discourse during his visit to the Rome Synagogue on 13 April 1986
This gathering in a way brings to…
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