50 years since Nostra Aetate: what sort of interreligious dialogue for the Holy Land?
THE HOLY LAND – Fifty years ago, on October 28, 1965, His Holiness Pope Paul VI proclaimed Nostra Aetate, a historical declaration adopted by the Second Vatican Council.
It is the shortest document of the Second Vatican Council, but equally one of the most revolutionary. This declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions is the foundation of the contemporary interreligious dialogue; a dialogue which never ceased to develop for the last 50 years, especially in Europe and the Americas.
What about the Holy Land? What are the bases of dialogue between Christians, Muslims and Jews? What are the characteristics and perspectives of this dialogue? We offer you the reflections of Father David Neuhaus SJ, Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel.
On the occasion of this anniversary, Pope Francis presided over an interreligious audience at St. Peter Square. More than 600 people from all denominations were invited.