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Vatican-jewish Confab in Jerusalem

October 16, 1975
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Members of the Vatican’s Secretariat on Jewish Affairs will come to Jerusalem next February, it has been reliably learned, to hold discussions here with Jewish theologians and representatives of international Jewish organizations. This is the first time such talks will be held in Jerusalem. Previous meetings–aimed at improving Jewish-Catholic relations and understanding–have taken place in France, Belgium and Rome.

The Secretariat was set up some years ago to re-study Catholicism’s attitude to Judaism. Early this year it published a guideline document condemning anti-Semitism. The Jewish organizations to be represented at the parley include the World Jewish Congress, the American Jewish Committee, B’nai B’rith, and the Synagogue Council of America. Later in February the same Jewish groups will hold talks–also in Jerusalem for the first time–with members of the (Protestant) World Council of Churches Commission on Judaism.

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