Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chief Rabbinate cuts ties with Rome

in the Jerusalem Post.

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel broke off official ties with the Vatican indefinitely on Tuesday in protest over the Pope's decision to reinstate a known Holocaust denier.

Jewish world outraged at Pope's decision to reinstate bishop who is a holocaust denier

The Chief Rabbinate also cancelled a meeting scheduled for March 2-4 in Rome with the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.

In a letter to the commission's chairman, Cardinal Walter Kasper, Chief Rabbinate Director-General Oded Weiner wrote that 'without a public apology and recanting, it will be difficult to continue the dialogue.

See also Rome's Reconciliation
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