Remembering a Momentous Moment

  • Remembering a Momentous Moment

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
Hours: 17:00
Event organizer: Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies
Event Category: Webinar
Room: Not available
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