When Rabbi Angel Kreiman Argentine answered the phone last night at his apartment in Jerusalem, where he moved a year ago, he was excited. “My God, do you know what this means?” he said before being asked about the election of Jorge Bergoglio as the new pope.
“As the center of gravity of the Catholic Church shifts to South America and Africa, it is vitally important to create new friendships between the future leaders of the Catholic Church in Latin America and the Jewish people,’ said David Nekrutman, executive director of [Chabad Rabbi Riskin’s] Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel.
Claudio Epelman, executive director of the Latin American Jewish Congress, said, “We seek to achieve increased cooperation between future Latin American Catholic and Jewish leaders in the teaching of common values, mutual respect and support for the Jewish state, which will add strength to our communities.”
CJCUC Congratulates Pope Francis on Assuming Leadership of Catholic Church
March 14, 2013
The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel congratulates Pope Frances on assuming the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. We wish him great success in guiding the Catholic faithful and continuing the great work of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI to strengthen the friendship between the Church and the Jewish People that began at the Second Vatican Council.
“At a time when the entire human family desperately needs to recommit itself to fundamental moral values for humanity to flourish, we pray that the Church and Pope Francis will be successful in teaching the world the truths of Judeo-Christian ethics [i.e. ‘The Noahide Laws’] and the intrinsic value of the human person created in God’s Image,” said R. Shlomo Riskin, founder and Chancellor of CJCUC.
All of us at CJCUC look forward to continued cooperation with the Vatican and Catholics everywhere to teach mutual understanding between Catholics and Jews and to defend religious tolerance and freedom for all.
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Chancellor, CJCUC
Mr. David Nekrutman, Executive Director, CJCUC
Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, North American Director, CJCUC
Rabbi Dr. Angel Kreiman-Brill, Latin American Director, CJCUC
Since Bergoglio has sent priests to the CJCUC center in counterfeit Israel, I strongly suggest reading the following for context:
On Rabbi Kreiman:
Judeo-Christian Dialogue Nearing “a Promised Land”
On Rabbi Eugene Korn:
Also, the Marian angle:
Fatima Cult Leader’s Alleged Correspondence with Bergoglio; Fifth Marian Dogma?