Remembering a Momentous Moment
The Meeting of Pope John XXIII and Prof. Jules Isaac
Sixty years ago, the French educator and historian, Prof. Jules Isaac had a private audience with Pope John XXIII. The Jewish scholar presented a summary of his research into the Christian “teaching of contempt” for Jews and Judaism that had prevailed for centuries. He asked that the pope establish a subcommittee to study the subject in preparation for the upcoming Second Vatican Council. The pope replied, “That is what I have been thinking from the beginning of this meeting!” Their brief conversation led to the composition of the conciliar declaration Nostra Aetate and the birth of a new relationship between Jews and Catholics that has now unfolded for six decades.
|Event date||Jun 11, 2020|
|Event organizer:||Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies|
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