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Refugees are focus of Jewish-Catholic dialogue

April 08, 2016

The International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee, the formal structure for dialogue between the Holy See and Jewish religious leaders, concluded a four-day biennial meeting in Warsaw on April 7.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, and Martin Budd, chair of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations, co-chaired the meeting.

The topic of the meeting was “the ‘other’ in Jewish and Catholic tradition: refugees in today's world.” Participants also discussed anti-Semitism and the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Africa.

“The participants noted the obligation to raise awareness across the world regarding this problem and acknowledged the moral responsibility to be a voice for the voiceless,” according to the Holy See Press Office.


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 10, 2016 5:11 PM ET USA

    To Minnesota Mary: evidently the Palestinian refugees are not voiceless. In the U.S. today the only presidential candidate speaking in favor of the Palestinians is the much hated Donald Trump, the putative ("Who am I to judge?") non-Christian.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Apr. 08, 2016 6:31 PM ET USA

    I don't suppose there was any discussion of the Palestinian refugees.