Pope Benedict XVI
benedict_xvi-webThese statements and documents by Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013) relevant to Jewish-Christian relations are listed chronologically, the most recent appearing first. Also presented here are pertinent writings by the future pope when as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger he served as Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
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1 The Second Vatican Council as I Saw It February-14-2013
2 High Holyday Greetings to the Jewish Community of Rome September-20-2012
3 Ecclesia in Medio Oriente [On the Church in the Middle East] September-14-2012
4 Address to the International Theological Commission December-02-2011
5 Address to Members of the Council of Religious Leaders in Israel November-10-2011
6 Address at the Meeting of Peace in Assisi October-27-2011
7 High Holyday Greetings to Rome's Jewish Community September-29-2011
8 Address to Representatives of the German Jewish Community September-22-2011
9 Letter to Sant'Egidio Annual Meeting of Prayer for Peace September-01-2011
10 Address to B'nai B'rith May-12-2011
11 Address at the Site of the Ardeatine Cave Massacre March-27-2011
12 The Times of the Gentiles March-10-2011
13 On Jewish and Christian Readings of the Bible March-10-2011
14 Jesus Before Pilate March-02-2011
15 Homily at the Inauguration of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops October-10-2010
16 Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Verbum Domini September-30-2010
17 Address to Representatives of Other Religions September-17-2010
18 Address to Queen Elizabeth II at State Reception September-16-2010
19 Birthday greetings to Emeritus Rabbi Elio Toaff May-03-2010
20 General Audience (excerpt) January-27-2010
21 Address at the Great Synagogue of Rome January-17-2010
22 Address at the Conclusion of the Papal Tour May-15-2009
23 Address at Ceremony of Welcome to the West Bank May-13-2009
24 Homily at Manger Square, Bethlehem May-13-2009
25 Address at Al Aida' Refugee Camp May-13-2009
26 Farewell Address to President Mahmoud Abbas May-13-2009
27 Prayer at the Western Wall May-12-2009
28 Greetings to the Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem May-12-2009
29 Address at Yad Vashem, "May the Names of These Victims Never Perish" May-11-2009
30 Address to Organizations for Interreligious Dialogue May-11-2009
31 Greetings to the President of Israel, Shimon Peres May-11-2009
32 Arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport May-10-2009
33 Address at Mount Nebo, Jordan May-09-2009
34 Address at Mosque al-Hussein bin Talal May-09-2009
35 Interview during Flight to Jordan May-08-2009
36 "God Really Speaks to Men and Women in a Human Way" April-23-2009
37 Urbi et Orbi (To the City and the World) April-12-2009
38 Itinerary of Visit to Jordan and Israel March-26-2009
39 To the Dialogue between the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews March-12-2009
40 Letter to Catholic Bishops on the Remission of the Excommunication of SSPX Bishops March-10-2009
41 Address to Delegates of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations February-12-2009
42 Catecheses on the Apostle Paul February-04-2009
43 General Audience: On lifting SSPX excommunications; Remembering the Shoah January-28-2009
44 Letter to Marcello Pera on his book, WHY WE MUST CALL OURSELVES CHRISTIAN November-23-2008
45 On the 70th Anniversary of Kristallnacht November-09-2008
46 Address to Congress on "The Legacy of the Magisterium of Pius XII and the Second Vatican Council" November-08-2008
47 Address to the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations October-30-2008
48 Address to Symposium on Pope Pius XII Sponsored by the Pave the Way Foundation September-19-2008
49 Address to the Catholic Bishops of France (excerpt) September-14-2008
50 Address to the French Jewish Community September-12-2008
51 Address to Representatives of Other Religions July-18-2008
52 Address to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue June-07-2008
53 Address to the New Ambassador of Israel to the Holy See May-12-2008
54 Passover Greetings at Park East Synagogue April-18-2008
55 Address to American Interreligious Leaders April-17-2008
56 Message to the Jewish Community on the Feast of Pesaḥ April-17-2008
57 New Tridentine Rite Good Friday Prayer for Jews February-05-2008
58 Summorum Pontificum July-07-2007
59 Holy Thursday Homily: Jesus Is the New and True Lamb April-05-2007
60 Homily at the Mass at the Shrine of Meryem Ana Evi (excerpt) November-29-2006
61 Meeting with the Diplomatic Corps to the Republic of Turkey November-28-2006
62 Address to a Meeting with Muslim Envoys September-25-2006
63 General Audience: Recollections of the Pastoral Visit to Germany September-20-2006
64 Faith, Reason, and the University: Memories and Reflections (excerpts) September-12-2006
65 General Audience: Remembering Auschwitz May-31-2006
66 Address at Auschwitz May-28-2006
67 To Delegates of the American Jewish Committee March-16-2006
68 General Audience: Christ and the Church March-15-2006
69 Address to Dr. Riccardo DiSegni, Chief Rabbi of Rome January-16-2006
70 On the Interpretation of the Second Vatican Council December-22-2005
71 General Audience: Psalm 136 November-30-2005
72 Message to the President of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with Jews on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Declaration Nostra Aetate October-26-2005
73 Address to the Chief Rabbis of Israel September-15-2005
74 Address at the Roonstrasse Synagogue of Cologne August-19-2005
75 Address to Delegates of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations June-09-2005
76 Three Selections from a New Papacy's First Days April-01-2005
77 Thoughts on Jews and Judaism (interview excerpts) October-06-2002
78 Preface: The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scripture in the Christian BIble May-24-2001
79 Notification: On the Book TOWARD A CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM by Father Jacques Dupuis, S.J. January-24-2001
80 The Heritage of Abraham: The Gift of Christmas December-29-2000
81 Many Religions, One Covenant (excerpts) September-01-1999
82 Relativism: The Central Problem for Faith Today September-16-1996