The Canadian Rabbinic Caucus and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Hold Biannual Dialogue Meeting in Montreal

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Montreal – The national bilateral dialogue between the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus (CRC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) met for its biannual meeting 2-3 December 2019, hosted at the Villa Saint Martin in Pierrefonds, QC. The dialogue focused on questions relating to death and its ritual observance from the perspective of the Catholic and Jewish traditions. The three main areas of focus were: reflections on Scriptural texts relating to death and burial, ritual and liturgical responses to death and burial and the pastoral issues and approaches pertaining to death and burial in our modern context. The dialogue also received a presentation by one of its members who presented at the international conference held in Rome on the topic "Jesus and the Pharisees" sponsored by the Pontifical Biblical Institute 7-9 May, 2019. The dialogue is set to meet again in the Spring of 2020.

The national CCCB-CRC dialogue was established in November 2015 marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's Declaration Nostra Aetate. The purpose of the Dialogue is to bring together religious leaders and academics from the Catholic and Jewish communities in Canada to engage in a theological dialogue, to identify opportunities for joint initiatives, to strengthen relations between the sponsoring bodies and to be a catalyst for Jewish – Catholic relations in Canada.

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Last Updated on Thursday, December 12 2019  
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Canada’s oldest diocese, the Archdiocese of Quebec, was established in 1674. Most Reverend François de Laval was its first Bishop.