Benedict’s ‘Jesus’ and the Jews

Benedict’s ‘Jesus’ and the Jews

The second volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s “Jesus of Nazareth” has already created a splash. Even before the book’s release, numerous Jewish leaders lavished effusive praise on Benedict for the volume’s exculpation of the Jews in Jesus’ crucifixion. But is anything new here? Has Benedict broken any ground regarding how Catholics need to understand their […]

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Meets with Pope Benedict XVI

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Meets with Pope Benedict XVI

ROME, ITALY – After Attending the Papal General Audience yesterday, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief Rabbi of Efrat and chancellor of The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican yesterday, briefing him on the work the CJCUC is doing in Israel. “We are taking Your Holiness’ […]

CJCUC Calls Upon Catholic Leaders to Discuss Religious Connection to Israel

CJCUC Calls Upon Catholic Leaders to Discuss Religious Connection to Israel

ISRAEL – The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) in Efrat and Jerusalem strongly protests the October 24 statements of Archbishop Cyrille Salim Bustros made at the Bishops’ Synod on the Middle East. His statements that “God’s promises to the Jewish People were abolished by the presence of Christ,” and that “the Jewish people […]