Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI
These statements and documents by Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013) relevant to Jewish-Christian relations are listed chronologically. Also presented here are pertinent writings by the future pope when as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger he served as Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Title Date
Relativism: The Central Problem for Faith Today September, 1996
Many Religions, One Covenant (excerpts) September, 1999
The Heritage of Abraham: The Gift of Christmas December, 2000
Notification: On the Book TOWARD A CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM by Father Jacques Dupuis, S.J. January, 2001
Preface: The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scripture in the Christian BIble May, 2001
Thoughts on Jews and Judaism (interview excerpts) October, 2002
Three Selections from a New Papacy's First Days April, 2005
Address to Delegates of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations June, 2005
Address at the Roonstrasse Synagogue of Cologne August, 2005
Address to the Chief Rabbis of Israel September, 2005
Message to the President of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with Jews on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Declaration Nostra Aetate October, 2005
General Audience: Psalm 136 November, 2005
On the Interpretation of the Second Vatican Council December, 2005
Address to Dr. Riccardo DiSegni, Chief Rabbi of Rome January, 2006
General Audience: Christ and the Church March, 2006
To Delegates of the American Jewish Committee March, 2006
Address at Auschwitz May, 2006
General Audience: Remembering Auschwitz May, 2006
Faith, Reason, and the University: Memories and Reflections (excerpts) September, 2006
General Audience: Recollections of the Pastoral Visit to Germany September, 2006
Address to a Meeting with Muslim Envoys September, 2006
Meeting with the Diplomatic Corps to the Republic of Turkey November, 2006
Homily at the Mass at the Shrine of Meryem Ana Evi (excerpt) November, 2006
Holy Thursday Homily: Jesus Is the New and True Lamb April, 2007
Summorum Pontificum July, 2007
New Tridentine Rite Good Friday Prayer for Jews February, 2008
Address to American Interreligious Leaders April, 2008
Message to the Jewish Community on the Feast of PesaŠł• April, 2008
Passover Greetings at Park East Synagogue April, 2008
Address to the New Ambassador of Israel to the Holy See May, 2008
Address to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue June, 2008
Address to Representatives of Other Religions July, 2008
Address to the French Jewish Community September, 2008
Address to the Catholic Bishops of France (excerpt) September, 2008
Address to Symposium on Pope Pius XII Sponsored by the Pave the Way Foundation September, 2008
Address to the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations October, 2008
Address to Congress on "The Legacy of the Magisterium of Pius XII and the Second Vatican Council" November, 2008
On the 70th Anniversary of Kristallnacht November, 2008
Letter to Marcello Pera on his book, WHY WE MUST CALL OURSELVES CHRISTIAN November, 2008
General Audience: On lifting SSPX excommunications; Remembering the Shoah January, 2009
Catecheses on the Apostle Paul February, 2009
Address to Delegates of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations February, 2009
Letter to Catholic Bishops on the Remission of the Excommunication of SSPX Bishops March, 2009
To the Dialogue between the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews March, 2009
Itinerary of Visit to Jordan and Israel March, 2009
Urbi et Orbi (To the City and the World) April, 2009
"God Really Speaks to Men and Women in a Human Way" April, 2009
Interview during Flight to Jordan May, 2009
Address at Mount Nebo, Jordan May, 2009
Address at Mosque al-Hussein bin Talal May, 2009
Arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport May, 2009
Address at Yad Vashem, "May the Names of These Victims Never Perish" May, 2009
Address to Organizations for Interreligious Dialogue May, 2009
Greetings to the President of Israel, Shimon Peres May, 2009
Prayer at the Western Wall May, 2009
Greetings to the Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem May, 2009
Address at Ceremony of Welcome to the West Bank May, 2009
Homily at Manger Square, Bethlehem May, 2009
Address at Al Aida' Refugee Camp May, 2009
Farewell Address to President Mahmoud Abbas May, 2009
Address at the Conclusion of the Papal Tour May, 2009
Address at the Great Synagogue of Rome January, 2010
General Audience (excerpt) January, 2010
Birthday greetings to Emeritus Rabbi Elio Toaff May, 2010
Address to Queen Elizabeth II at State Reception September, 2010
Address to Representatives of Other Religions September, 2010
Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Verbum Domini September, 2010
Homily at the Inauguration of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops October, 2010
Jesus Before Pilate March, 2011
The Times of the Gentiles March, 2011
On Jewish and Christian Readings of the Bible March, 2011
Address at the Site of the Ardeatine Cave Massacre March, 2011
Address to B'nai B'rith May, 2011
Letter to Sant'Egidio Annual Meeting of Prayer for Peace September, 2011
Address to Representatives of the German Jewish Community September, 2011
High Holyday Greetings to Rome's Jewish Community September, 2011
Address at the Meeting of Peace in Assisi October, 2011
Address to Members of the Council of Religious Leaders in Israel November, 2011
Address to the International Theological Commission December, 2011
Ecclesia in Medio Oriente [On the Church in the Middle East] September, 2012
High Holyday Greetings to the Jewish Community of Rome September, 2012
The Second Vatican Council as I Saw It February, 2013