Feb 13, 2009
The Rabbinical Council of America was represented by its Executive Vice President at the Vatican meeting on February 12 2009, of leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations with the Pope. At that time, an important position statement by the Pope, relating to Vatican II, anti-semitism and the Catholic Church, Holocaust denial, and other topics, was expressed publicly in light of recent events. The full audio recording of the event can be accessed by clicking here.
Other meetings and discussions with Italian leaders and church leaders, including the Prime Minister of Italy, are being held by the delegation during the mission, which is visiting Italy and then Israel.