Pope John Paul II welcomes Chief Rabbi of Rome to the Vatican


Rome, February 13 -- Pope John Paul II received the new Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo di Segni, in a private audience today, followed by a meeting with other representatives of Rome's Jewish community. … [more]

Ratisbonne Institute to be moved to Rome


The Ratisbonne Institute, a Catholic center for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem whose academic activities were suspended in 2001 for a two-year period, will not reopen in Jerusalem but will be moved to Rome … [more]

President of Latvia presents ICCJ Annual Sir Sigmund Sternberg Award


Mrs. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia, presented the ICCJ(International Council of Christians and Jews) Annual International Sir Sigmund Sternberg Award yesterday to Professor Klaus Schwab, President of the World Economic Forum. … [more]

Cambridge Centre expands "distance learning" program


The academic year 2002-2003 marks the fifth year of operation of the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, England. … [more] adopts new technology


Effective January 1, 2003, is using a new, 'dynamic' web technology that makes it easier to maintain and organize the ever-expanding content of the site and is better suited to handle multiple languages. … [more]

German Jews gain equal status as religious community


The Jewish community in Germany, now numbering some 100,000 persons, has been granted a legal status equal to that of the Roman Catholic and Evangelical (Protestant) churches. … [more]

Cardinal Keeler clarifies status of 'Covenant and Mission' statement


Cardinal William H. Keeler, Moderator of Catholic-Jewish Relations of the United States Catholic Conference, has clarified the status of the statement Reflections on Covenant and Mission, issued in August 2002 … [more]

Cardinal Kasper speaks of Judaism as a 'sacrament of otherness'


Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, has spoken of Judaism as 'a sacrament of every otherness that as such the Church must learn to discern, recognize and celebrate.' … [more]

U.S. centers on Jewish-Christian relations form coordinating council


In a meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 27-28, 2002, representatives of some twenty centers and institutes on Jewish-Christian relations from various parts of the United States joined in the first annual meeting of the newly formed Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR). … [more]

SIDIC Collection on Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations Inaugurated at Gregorian University


An address by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, and remarks by other leading Catholic and Jewish officials, marked the inauguration of the SIDIC Library Collection and Documentation Centre at the Gregorian University in Rome on 17 October 2002. … [more]