Achievements and Challenges of Jewish-Catholic Relations in the Pope Francis Era
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
His Excellency Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa entered the Franciscan Order in 1984. In 1990, he was ordained Priest and transferred to the Holy Land, where he entered the service of the Custody of the Holy Land. He was Vicar of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem for the pastoral care of Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel. He has translated various liturgical texts in Hebrew for the Catholic Communities in Israel.
He served as Custos of the Holy Land from 2004 to 2016. He is a member of the Congregation for Oriental Churches and has been a Consultor in the Commission for Relations with Judaism for the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Unity among Christians.
Archbishop Pizzaballa was appointed Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem on June 24, 2016 and Titular Archbishop of Verbe, formally taking charge of the Latin Patriarchate on July 15, 2016. He was ordained Archbishop on September 10, 2016 in Bergamo, Italy.
Chief Rabbi David Rosen, KSG, CBE
Rabbi David Rosen, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland, is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and Director of AJC’s Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding. He is a past chairman of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations. Rabbi Rosen Rabbi Rosen is a member of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s commission for Interreligious Dialogue; and serves on the Council of the Religious Institutions of the Holy Land.
He is an International President of the World Conference of Religion for Peace (WCRP), and a member of the Board of Directors of the King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, established by the King of Saudi Arabia as well as the governments of Austria and Spain together with the Holy See. He is also Honorary President of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ); on the executive of the World Council of Religious Leaders and the Elijah Interfaith Institute’s Board of World Religious Leaders.
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