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Nov. 29, 2022

Media Alert: U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Issues Statement Denouncing Anti-Semitism

WHAT: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs yesterday issued a statement urging Catholics to denounce anti-Semitism and remain vigilant against all “hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone.” (Nostra Aetate, 4).

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, serves as a consultant to this USCCB Committee.

On Oct. 28, 1965, Pope Paul VI issued the Vatican Council’s declaration about other world religions, Nostra Aetate (“In our time”), marking a key milestone in the relationship between the Catholic Church and Judaism.

As the U.S. Bishops’ committee statement states, “Beginning with the leadership of St. Paul VI, who guided the drafting and approval of Nostra Aetate through the Second Vatican Council and continuing without interruption to the present day with Pope Francis, the Catholic Church has continually fostered and recommended ‘that mutual understanding and respect which is the fruit, above all, of biblical and theological studies as well as of fraternal dialogues.’” (cf. Nostra Aetate, 4)

The full U.S. Bishops’ Committee’s statement can be found here:

U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Emphasizes Recommitment to Relationship with Jewish Community | USCCB

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