Orthodox Jews and Catholics Form Alliance at NY Conference

March 2, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post


On March 2, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "In an unusual encounter by the standards of interfaith dialogue, Orthodox rabbis and a candidate to be the next pope met this week at an interfaith conference in New York. Organized by the World Jewish Congress, the conference drew rabbis from across the Jewish religious spectrum and Jewish and Catholic religious leaders from six continents, including Cardinal Angelo Scola of Venice, considered to be among a handful of frontrunners to succeed Pope John Paul II. The meeting, held at New York's Holocaust museum, focused on building alliances against the twin enemies of religious Catholics and Jews: secularism and religious extremism, specifically Islamic fundamentalism."