The Second Vatican Council document, "Dei Verbum" (Word of God), published on November 18, 1965, clarified the Church's attitude towards the Holy Scripture. It constitutes the foundation for the reading of the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments in the Church and the study of the Bible.

Following is the official text, published for the ceremony of beatification of Pope John Paul II on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

At the end of the Synod, the Synod Fathers published a message addressed to the faithful and to all in the world. The Vicariate publishes here the full text of the message and a summary in Hebrew in the light of the negative press it has received in Israel and the strong reactions it provoked among government spokespeople.

Our brother Anton, from the community of the Beatitudes, reports that the booklet "Edith Stein" is now available on internet for all who might be interested.

The members of the Helsinki Consultation on Jewish Continuity in the Body of Messiah held the sixth gathering of the Helsinki Consultation in Krakow from June 23 until 27, 2017. The participants issued the following statement.

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Pope Francis received a delegation of Jews from Argentina, who presented him with an illustrated edition of the Torah.

The Open University held a study day on June 9, 2016 on the relations between Jews and Christians. We publish here the lectures and the discussion.

The joint statement on the meeting of the Bilateral Commission of the Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews was published on November 30, 2016, after two days of meeting in Rome.

On April 7, 2016, the Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee published a joint declaration after its meeting in Warsaw. This body brings together the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) and the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations With the Jews.

Statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27, 2016) of Monsignor Janusz Urbanczyk, Permanent Representative of the Holy See at the 1086th meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, delivered on January 21, 2016.

The joint statement on the meeting of the Bilateral Commission of the Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews was published on December 17, 2015 after two days of meeting in Jerusalem.

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews published a new document on the relations between Jews and Catholics.

On December 3, 2015, a group of Orthodox rabbis published a statement on Christianity in the light of the deepening dialogue between Jews and Christians:

In a ceremony on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Paris, the leaders of French Jewry published a document on Jewish-Catholic relations and presented it to Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris.

A film made by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue celebrates the 50th anniversary of Nostra aetate.

John Meier, one of the great contemporary American exegetes, has written four volumes on Jesus the Jew, an attempt to gather what we can know historically about the man Jesus of Nazareth.

Helsinki Consultation Statement on Jewish and Christian Tradition - 2014

In the year 2000 (29.12.2000), Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would become Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, published a reflection on Christmas in the "Osservatore Romano," the official Vatican newspaper. The reflection focuses on the important role of the Jewish people in the history of salvation and we publish it here before Christmas to help us prepare for the feast.

In his apostolic exhortation “Joy of the Gospel”, Pope Francis also writes about the relationship with the Jewish people.

On Monday, June 24, 2013, Pope Francis received a delegation from the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC). Here is the text of his speech to them: