"A Special Relationship" with Heirs of Patriarchs and Prophets of Israel
At the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday,
June 5, the Holy Father resumed his series of talks on faith and
revelation after a reading from the Book of Revelation [21:23-26].
While speaking of non-Christian religions in general, the Pope singled
out the Church's "special relationship" with the Jewish
people. The pertinent section, 6 follows:
A special relationship--with non-Christian religions--is the
one that the Church has with those who profess faith in the Old
Testament, the heirs of the patriarchs and prophets of Israel. The
Council in fact recalls "the spiritual bond linking the people
of the New Covenant with Abraham's stock"
[Nostra Aetate, 4].
June 5, 1986
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