By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia in September, members of the Jewish community are hoping he’ll join them in celebrating the anniversary of a historic event for both faiths.
Naomi Adler, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, says Pope Francis has been invited to take part in a September 27 program at the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at St. Joseph’s University.
“Yes, there has been an official invitation,” Adler says. “We, of course, won’t know until much closer whether or not there’s going to be any response.”
The event will mark the 50th anniversary of a document titled “Nostra aetate,” a Latin phrase translated “In our time.”
It was 1965 when the Roman Catholic Church reached out in word and deed to normalize relations with the…
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