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COMMISSION FOR RELIGIOUS RELATIONS WITH HEBRAISM

A papal commission established by Pope Paul VI in 1974 as a distinct organization associated with the Secretariat for the Union of Christians. Its purpose is to promote and encourage religious relations between Hebrews and Catholics, aimed at eventual collaboration with other Christians. The commission was founded to put into effect the directives of the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on the Non-Christian Religions, which speaks of "the people of the New Testament as spiritually related to the descendants of Abraham."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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