On Sunday, October 28, 2012, the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization ends in Rome. The Bishops addressed their final message to the Church.

We are pleased to announce that thanks to Dima, a member of the Jerusalem kehilla, we can publish the Apostolic Exhortation, "Ecclesia in Medio Oriente", signed by Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to Lebanon, in Hebrew.

We present here a summary of the 86 page Apostolic Exhortation “Ecclesia in Medio Oriente”, which derives from the 2010 Extraordinary Synod on the Catholic Church in the Middle East.

During this period of Ramadan, which began on Friday, July 20, 2012, and during which Muslims fast for a month, it is fitting to remember what the Second Vatican Council taught about Muslims in paragraph 3 of Nostra Aetate (the document on relations with non-Christian religions).

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.

We publish here the links to two documentaries on the development of Jewish-Catholic dialogue from Australia and from France.

Pope Francis received in audience the representatives of the Conference of European Rabbis, of the Rabbinical Council of America and of the Commission of the Grand Rabbinate of Israel, in dialogue with the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with Judaism, together with Professor Riccardo di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome, on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

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.