2015Dec10 press conference webAt a press conference in the Vatican on December 10, 2015, the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews issued a document entitled, "'The Gifts and Calling of God Are Irrevocable' (Rom 11:29 ): A Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic-Jewish Relations on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate (No. 4)." The document was introduced by Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Commission, and Rev. Norbert J. Hoffman, SDB, Secretary of the Commission. Remarks from Jewish perspectives were also offered by Dr. Edward Kessler, Founding Director of the Woolf Institute in Cambridge, United Kingdom and Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs for the American Jewish Committee. The texts of the four speakers follow below.  (L to R: Rev. Hoffman, Rabbi Rosen, Cardinal Koch, Dr. Kessler, and Director of the Holy See's Press Office, Rev. Federico Lombardi.)

Title Date Author
Presentation of the Document December, 2015 Written by Cardinal Kurt Koch
On the Birth of the Document December, 2015 Written by Norbert J. Hofmann
Reflections from Israel December, 2015 Written by David Rosen
Reflections from a European Jewish Theologian December, 2015 Written by Edward Kessler