Cardinal Cassidy's book to mark 40 years of ecumenism
An Interfaith Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Vatican's ecumenism declaration Nostra Aetate, will be held on Thursday at the Great Synagogue in Sydney.
The occasion will be marked with the launch of a book by Cardinal Edward Cassidy, the President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews, entitled Rediscovering Vatican II - Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue.
The commemoration function will be presided over by Her Excellency, The Governor of New South Wales, Professor Marie Bashir AC and is jointly promoted by St Thomas More Society and NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.
Cardinal Cassidy's book will be launched by his successor, Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews who has sent his message over from Rome.
In his address by video from Rome, Cardinal Kasper says "Forty years have passed since the Second Vatican Council, and the generation that personally experienced it is now passing away. The younger generation perceives it as a distant and historical event, perhaps even concluded. Yet the contrary is true: the insights and teachings of the Council have never been more relevant and fundamental."
The commemoration will feature speeches by the Emeritus Chief Minister of the Great Synagogue, Rabbi Raymond Apple, Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee recorded in Jerusalem as well as Cardinal Cassidy himself.
40 years of ecumenism marked by launch of Cardinal Cassidy's new book (Archdiocese of Sydney 17/10/05)
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18 Oct 2005