Skip to main content


Holy See-Israel Negotiation Moves Forward

2/19/2009 - 16:09 PST

Advertisment

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Members of the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission formed by representatives of the Holy See and Israel are making progress and resolved to conclude their agreements soon, according to both groups.

Meetings of the commission are focused on the "comprehensive agreement," mandated by the Fundamental Agreement, which Israel and the Holy See signed in 1993.

The commission met Wednesday in Israel. According to a joint statement, the theme of this most recent meeting was the economic agreement regarding the fiscal system and Church properties.

"The encounter was characterized by great cordiality and a spirit of cooperation," the statement reported. Both parties agreed there "had been progress" and affirmed that "the delegations have renewed their commitment to conclude the agreement as soon as possible."

The next meeting was schedule for April 7, a month before Benedict XVI's apostolic journey to Israel.

Contact

Catholic Online
http://www.catholic.org  CA, US
Catholic Online - Publisher, 661 869-1000

Email

customerservice@catholic.org

Keywords

Negotiation, Isreal

Rate This Article

Very Helpful Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful at All

Yes, I am Interested No, I am not Interested

Rate Article

1 - 10 of 10 Comments

  1. J
    2 years ago

    Great Read.

  2. Stephen McCormick
    4 years ago

    Me thinks I smell some hate mongering in a couple of these "aspirations" about Israel, the Church, and the US. Maybe the Italian government should dismantle the Vatican and evict the Church from the properties, as after all, they were originally Roman.

  3. David
    4 years ago

    The U.S. government and the Catholic Church need Israel as a fish needs a bicycle!

  4. Ed Burke
    5 years ago

    What if the Catholic Church made the issues they have with Israel as well publicized, and supported as we do for abortion issues. The Israeli 'Lobby' in Washington, D.C. works 'hammer & tongs' at promoting their agenda. maybe it's time Catholics had a national agenda for dealing with the obstinate Israeli government. After all our National aid comes out of a lot of catholic taxpayers, we have every right to expect quid pro quo from Israel.

  5. Sr. Patricia Landin
    5 years ago

    The Catholic Church is only as strong as the members in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay close to Jesus in the Eucharist and listen twice as much as talk. Pray for yourself, family & all of God's world. Work to spread the "Good News" of God's Love. Jesus Christ is Lord!
    God has given us a mission to fulfill, we are His voice his hands, his feet. Use them for His Glory. Bless all of you.

  6. Cathy
    5 years ago

    Israel has had virtually nothing but bad faith in honoring its prior commitments to the Vatican. The state insists to tax church donations, refuses to grant visas to religious from the middle east, hassles religious who work in the West Bank in Bethlehem, and denies basic freedoms to the Christians of the West Bank, including freedom of married spouses from Jerusalem and Bethlehem to live together, and freedom to worship in Jerusalem. I'll believe there's progress only when I see it.

  7. darrel
    5 years ago

    "Not even the gates of hell will prevail against my church." For those that the church has sold out forget Gods promise.

  8. Holly
    5 years ago

    Carla and Claudio God Bless you and I understand what you are saying.
    I dont believe the Church has sold out. They see whats going on.
    As one priest put it on Mother Anglica, the Pope will know or sense what is happening.
    I think that our Pope and the Vatican will know when the times are at hand.
    The Lord will take care of everything.
    The Lord did not tell us to prohibit anything. He told us to go out and preach the Bible.
    St. Francis said use words only if necessary.
    Thats why we have the Franciscans in the Holy Land.
    The Jews will understand God's plan someday of this Im sure. In the meantime the Church does what it can not in the world but of the world.
    Holy Father is knows what is going on.
    Maybe someday by our actions as St. Francis has said use words only when necessary the world will understand Christ someday.
    Its not time yet.
    I think were going back to the first Christians and what they suffered.
    Love in Christ
    Holly

  9. Carla
    5 years ago

    The Roman Catholic Church has sold out to the Devil. It is why I no longer support the Vatican. They do not work towards the best interests of Catholics but rather cater to and defend religious sects like the Jews who defame and dishonor Jesus Christ. It is heresy.

  10. CLAUDIO YACAMAN
    5 years ago

    WHY IS THE RCC SO COMMITTED IN AIDING PALESTINIANS AND JEWS DONT THE BIBLE PROHIBITS THE RCC OF HAVING COMMUNICATION WITH THEM IS NOT THE BIBLE CLEAR WHERE IT SAYS WHO IS THE ANTICHRISTS BUT HE WHO DENIES CHRISTS I AM SORRY TO TELL YOU THESE BUT THE RCC DOES NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING IT HAS LOST ITS PRINCIPLE OF BEING A CRUSADER FOR GOD ALMIGHTY JESUS CHRISTS THE VATICAN HAS FORGOTTEN WHO IS THE EVANGELIZES IN HEBREWS IT SAYS THAT IT IS THE ANGEL.


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Ephesians 3:14-21
This, then, is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
Shout for joy, you upright; praise comes well from the honest. ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 12:49-53
'I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were ... Read More

Saint of the Day

October 23 Saint of the Day

St. John of Capistrano
October 23: St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a ... Read More