This Christian mission, the employees of which are Jews and Christians, strongly condemned a new concept of the Vatican under which Catholics should no longer try to convert the Jews to Christianity and do missionary work in a Jewish environment.
About it writes on Sunday, December 13, Jewish news Agency JTA.
The head of this organization, David Brickner issued last Friday, the special statement in which has stated its position on this issue. He called the decision of the Holy see «flagrant» and «a game at hand to the Jewish pastors», Recalling that the Vatican represents a significant number of Christians in this world.
«How can the Vatican to ignore the fact that the mission of Jesus Christ – to recruit followers who are called to bring good news to the Nations? Or is he simply pandering to a number of leaders of the Jewish community who are happy to get away from the influence of Catholicism? If so, we must recall that the Jews first received the gospel from the lips of the apostles of Jesus».
Recall that the mission «Jews for Jesus» – the largest Jewish religious structure in the world, which has branches in 13 countries and 25 cities.
As previously reported, the Vatican Commission for relations with Jews, published December 10, historical document called «the Gifts and calling of God are without repentance», which sets out new principles of relations between Catholicism and Judaism.
Its release is timed to the 50 anniversary from the date of publication of Nostra Aetate, the Declaration of the Second Vatican Council of the Catholic Church on the relationship of the Church to non-Christian religions, where the Jews were shot centuries the blame for the crucifixion of Christ.
In the new document says that the Catholic should not try to convert the Jews to Christianity and do missionary work in a Jewish environment.
Instead, they were instructed to admit Jewish carriers of God’s word, to feel their pain in connection with the Catastrophe of European Jewry and side by side to fight anti-Semitism.