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2006 Jewish-Catholic delegation to Rome

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Rochester Agreement -- a model document believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, calling for cooperation between the Diocese of Rochester and two local Jewish groups on such matters as combatting prejudice and promoting interfaith education --and other efforts, an interfaith group of 18 Rochester-area people traveled to Rome Nov. 7-13, 2006. A reporter and photographer from the Catholic Courier traveled with the group, filing these reports.

December 5, 2006
Jews, Catholics travel to Rome
Seth Borg, a Rochester-area Jew, recalled hearing someone on a recent Jewish-Catholic pilgrimage to Rome refer to Jews as the "older brothers" of Read More
By Rob Cullivan/Catholic Courier
January 4, 2006
Document heralded new era
Document heralded new era
In a mere six years, the Catholic Church went from praying for the conversion of "perfidious Jews" in its Good Friday liturgies to rejecting Read More
By Rob Cullivan/Catholic Courier
January 4, 2006
Agreement based on mutual respect
Agreement based on mutual respect

Over the past 10 years, Catholics and Jews from the Rochester area have walked the Holy Land and Rome together; attended each others' religious

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By Rob Cullivan/Catholic Courier
January 4, 2006
Italian village was safe haven to Jews
Italian village was safe haven to Jews
Travel about 90 minutes north of Rome to the Tuscany region, and you'll find nestled into the mountains the small village of Pitigliano, which is Read More
By Rob Cullivan/Catholic Courier
January 4, 2006
Cardinal envisions future
Cardinal envisions future
Building good relations with the world's Jews is a priority for the Catholic Church, according to Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Read More
By Rob Cullivan/Catholic Courier
January 4, 2006
Israeli values role of Holy See
Israeli values role of Holy See
Oded Ben Hur surmised that Karol Wojtyla was permanently affected by the Nazi occupation of his native Poland and by the persecution and murder of his Read More
By Rob Cullivan/Catholic Courier
January 4, 2006
Eternal City offered insightful moments
Eternal City offered insightful moments
Members of the Rochester-area Jewish-Catholic mission found their trip to Rome both enlightening and heartening, as indicated by the comments they Read More
By Rob Cullivan/Catholic Courier
January 4, 2006
Guide experienced tragedy, triumphs
Guide experienced tragedy, triumphs
On Oct. 16, 1943, the Nazis occupying Rome burst into the Jewish ghetto and began rounding up more than 1,200 Jews, many of whom were later Read More
By Rob Cullivan/Catholic Courier