U.S. students discuss Jewish-Christian relations

Jesuit Father Philipp Renczes (left), director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies of the Pontifical Gregorian University, speaks with students of Mount Saint Mary's College.

Jesuit Father Philipp Renczes (left), director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies of the Pontifical Gregorian University, speaks with students of Mount Saint Mary’s College.

The Lay Centre hosted 28 undergraduate students from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles, California, for an afternoon round table on Jewish-Christian relations. The students were in Rome for a short-term study abroad program.

The round table, held 4 March, included Jesuit Father Philipp Renczes, director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies of the Pontifical Gregorian University; Dr Karma Ben-Johanan of Tel Aviv University, whose research focuses on Jewish-Christian relations; and Dr Lisa Palmieri-Billig, the representative of the American Jewish Committee to the Holy See. Dr Palmieri-Billig is also president for the Rome branch of Religions for Peace and a writer for Vatican Insider.

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