Pope’s quotes: The bond between us

A quote from Pope Francis:

“We need to do more than simply establish reciprocal and respectful relations on a human level. We are also called, as Christians and Jews, to reflect deeply on the spiritual significance of the bond existing between us. It is a bond whose origins are from on high, one which transcends our own plans and projects, and one which remains intact despite all the difficulties which, sadly, have marked our relationship in the past. On the part of Catholics, there is a clear intention to reflect deeply on the significance of the Jewish roots of our own faith. I trust that, with your help, on the part of Jews too, there will be a continued and even growing interest in knowledge of Christianity, also in this holy land to which Christians trace their origins.”

-- Visit with Chief Rabbinate of Israel, May 26, 2014

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