Tag Archives: interreligious

Hebrew University students meet Israeli ambassador at The Lay Centre

By Samantha Lin On 6 April, The Lay Centre welcomed students and professors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who were on a week-long tour of Rome. Our guests came from a diversity of academic backgrounds, but most were studying either Italian culture … Continue reading

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Interreligious Pilgrimage to the Holy Door

The Jubilee of Mercy was formally declared through the papal bull Misericordiæ Vultus, issued on April 11, 2015, which emphasizes the importance of mercy and the need to ‘gaze’ on it; the bull also recalls the need for the Church … Continue reading

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Hebrew University professor lectures in Rome

The Pontifical Gregorian University will host the fourth session in a lecture series, marking the 50th anniversary of the Conciliar document “Nostra Aetate” on the relationship of the Catholic Church with other religions. On Feb. 17, Professor Yair Zakovitch from the Hebrew … Continue reading

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A special series for the Jubilee of Mercy

ROME — God’s mercy “goes beyond the confines of the Church” and “relates” Christianity to Judaism and Islam, which understand mercy as one of God’s most important attributes, said Pope Francis in proclaiming the Holy Year of Mercy currently underway. Building … Continue reading

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Young people ‘indispensable’ in building peace

Lay Centre resident Lailatul Fitriyah, a Muslim student from Indonesia, offered her reflections on peace building at a luncheon at The Lay Centre, with more than a dozen Ambassadors to the Holy See. The 14 January luncheon also served to inaugurate The Lay … Continue reading

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Lay Centre launches 30th year with ambassadors’ luncheon

By Matthew Doeing The Lay Centre inaugurated celebrations for its 30th anniversary year in Rome, 14 January, with its sights clearly set on the future. The resident community was deeply honoured to host a luncheon meeting with Vatican diplomats and their … Continue reading

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Vatican’s Secretary for interreligious dialogue visits Lay Centre

By Matthew Doeing Father Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, MCCJ, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, joined The Lay Centre resident community for Mass and supper, 13 January. During the Mass, Father Ayuso mentioned a section of Pope Francis’ … Continue reading

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