Cardinal Kasper visits Jerusalem

 Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, arrived yesterday in Jerusalem for a five-day visit. During his stay he will meet with Catholic authorities, hold ecumenical meetings, meet with Jewish leaders, including the Chief Rabbi of Israel and with Israeli government officials as well. The cardinal has been invited to Jerusalem by the Ecumenical Institute of Advanced Theological Studies in Tantur and will take part in a colloquium organized by the institute in collaboration with Notre Dame University. He will deliver a talk entitled "Pardon and Purification of Memories." Cardinal Kasper's visit will include meetings with the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Catholic ordinaries, the custos of the Holy Land and superiors and members of various religious institutes and congregations. On the ecumenical level, encounters are scheduled with the Greek Orthodox patriarch and the Armenian patriarch, in addition to authorities from other churches and ecclesial communities. Source: VIS

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