Relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See: 1993 to the Present

Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 4 p.m.  Mandeville Hall, Room 103

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After several decades of hesitation, the Vatican and State of Israel established formal diplomatic relations in 1993. In the subsequent years, there are been difficulties in fully implementing it, and from time to time various controversies have unsettled the relationship.  Fr. Pawlikowski will survey the history down to the present moment.

John T. Pawlikowski, a priest of the Servite Order, is Professor of Social Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he also directs the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program in the school’s Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Center. He is the author/editor of more than fifteen books, including The Challenge of the Holocaust for Christian Theology, Christ in the Light of the Christian-Jewish Dialogue, Jesus and the Theology of Israel, Biblical and Theological Reflections on The Challenge of PeaceThe Ecological Challenge: Ethical, Liturgical, and Spiritual Responses, Reinterpreting Revelation and Tradition: Jews and Christians in Conversation, and Ethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust.