2009-05-11 10:48:00

The open letter to Benedict XVI from Jewish leaders of the Holy Land

United In Our Age:

“Since the spiritual patrimony common to Christians and Jews is thus so great, this sacred synod wants to foster and recommend that mutual understanding and respect which is the fruit, above all, of biblical and theological studies as well as of fraternal dialogues.” (Nostra Aetate Second Vatican Council, 1965)

To His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI:

In this spirit, we Rabbis and Jewish leaders warmly welcome you and your mission of peace to Israel. With one voice, we are united in our commitment to interreligious dialogue, to opening more paths to increased understanding, and to continually recognize and strengthen the important relationship between Catholics and Jews worldwide.And where better to reaffirm that relationship, than in the Holy Land of Israel, a place both religions treasure as part of a shared heritage.

Peace be with you, B’shalom.

May 2009