Italian Catholic, Jewish officials discuss respect for human life
Catholic World News - January 17, 2012
Italian Church leaders engaged in a Day for Dialogue between Catholics and Jews on January 17, in an effort promoted by the Italian bishops’ conference.
The Italian bishops and the Italian Rabbinic Assembly have agreed that the annual days of dialogue should be focused on the Ten Commandments, and this year’s theme is “Thou Shalt Not Kill.”
In comments to Vatican Radio, both Jewish and Catholic leaders agreed on the need to promote respect for human life. But—in an interesting illustration of the vast difference between Italian and American political discourse—neither man mentioned abortion. Father Gino Battaglia, the director of the Italian bishops’ office for inter-religious dialogue, mentioned instead “the battle to abolish the death penalty.”
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