Both the Vatican and 25 Orthodox Rabbis independently issued new statements on the Church and the Jewish People.
Reverend Russell McDougall and Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, two leading theologians in Jewish-Catholic relations, will discuss the significance of the Vatican’s statement "The Gifts & the Calling of G-d are Irrevocable" and the ground-breaking rabbinic statement, “To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven.”
Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, currently serves as the Academic Director for CJCUC.
Pope Francis embarked on his historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land on May 25-26, 2014. The main purpose of his visit was to commemorate the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras, which took place 50 years earlier.
A special edition brings you moving moments from the Pope’s visit and invites you to embark on your own incredible pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
From the speech of Pope Francis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on the second and final day of his visit to the Holy Land. He reiterated messages of fraternity, mutual respect and tolerance
On May 26th in Jerusalem, during his historic visit to the Holy Land, His Holiness Pope Francis blessed the tabernacle of the “Duc in Altum” Church in the Magdala Center, a pilgrimage and spirituality center on the shores of the Lake of Galilee. The first phase of the Magdala Center was officially inaugurated on May 28th with a Mass presided by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Fouad Twal in the Spirituality Center. The tabernacle blessed by Pope Francis was placed in the Church.
Pope Francis arrived in Israel and implored its leaders to leave no stone unturned in their quest for peace
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The entire world is gearing up for the upcoming pilgrimage of Pope Francis to the Holy Land. Pilgrims and tourists visiting Israel before, during or after the visit (May 25-26, 2014) are invited to a very special exhibition: "1964-2014 Paul VI in the Holy Land," under the auspices of the Custody of the Holy Land. The exhibition, which is free of charge, will remain open through June 30, 2014.
The following is the original announcement made by the Pope Francis on the 5th of January 2014 concerning his visit to the Holy Land (Israel, the West Bank and Jordan) and the purpose of his visit:
* The announcement was made after the recitation of the Sunday Angelus to the crowds of faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.