Dialogika

Pope John Paul II

Pope Benedict XVI
The long papacy of Karol Wojtyla (1978-2005) was extremely significant for the building of positive relations between Jews and Christians. His friendships with Jews beginning from his boyhood in Poland produced a deeply personal commitment to promoting Christian-Jewish reconciliation, as can be seen from the large number of relevant texts listed below. He was canonized a saint by Pope Francis on April 30, 2013.
Title Date
Address to Representatives of Jewish Organizations March, 1979
Homily at Auschwitz June, 1979
Prayer for the Middle East October, 1980
Address to Representatives of the West German Jewish Community November, 1980
Address to Episcopal Conference Delegates and Consultors of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews March, 1982
Addresses to Portuguese Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Leaders May, 1982
Address on the Fortieth Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising April, 1983
Address to the Anti-Defamation League March, 1984
On Jerusalem and the Middle East (Apostolic Letter Redemptionis Anno) April, 1984
Address to the International Council of Christians and Jews Executive Committee July, 1984
Address to the American Jewish Committee February, 1985
Address at the Great Synagogue of Rome April, 1986
Address to the Australian Jewish Community November, 1986
Address to Members of the Jewish Central Council of Cologne May, 1987
Address to Jewish Leaders in Warsaw June, 1987
Address to American Jewish Leaders September, 1987
Address to the Viennese Jewish Community June, 1988
Address to Jewish Leaders in Strasbourg October, 1988
Apostolic Letter on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Beginning of the Second World War (sections 5 & 6) August, 1989
Jasna Gora Meditation September, 1990
Address to the New Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Holy See (excerpts) November, 1990
Address to the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee December, 1990
On the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising April, 1993
Apostolic Letter: As the Third Millennium Approaches, Tertio Millennio Adveniente (parts III & IV) November, 1994
"Angelus" Remarks on the Liberation of Auschwitz January, 1995
Address to the Central Council of Jews in Germany June, 1996
Address to the Pontifical Biblical Commission April, 1997
Address to Participants in the Vatican Symposium on "The Roots of Anti-Judaism in the Christian Milieu" October, 1997
Letter concerning "We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah" March, 1998
Meditation on the First Station of the Cross April, 1998
Homily for the Canonization of Edith Stein October, 1998
Prayer for the Jewish Nation December, 1998
General Audience: Dialogue is Part of the Church's Saving Mission April, 1999
General Audience: The Dialogue with Jews April, 1999
General Audience: The Dialogue with Muslims May, 1999
General Audience: The Dialogue with the Great World Religions May, 1999
General Audience: Humanity's Journey to the Father May, 1999
Letter concerning Pilgrimage to Places Linked to the History of Salvation June, 1999
Address at the Jubilee 2000 Interreligious Assembly October, 1999
Address to the Members, Consultors, and Staff of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith  January, 2000
Homily at Mount Sinai February, 2000
Day of Pardon Mass: Homily and Intercessions March, 2000
Address in Bethlehem March, 2000
Address at the Hall of Remembrance, Yad Vashem March, 2000
Address at the Jerusalem Interreligious Meeting March, 2000
Homily on the Mount of the Beatitudes March, 2000
Prayer at the Western Wall March, 2000
Address to the New Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Holy See September, 2000
Address to the New Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Holy See September, 2000
Message to the Interreligious Conference in Lisbon September, 2000
Comments on Dominus Iesus October, 2000
General Audience: God the Father Offers Salvation to All Nations November, 2000
Address to Representatives of the All-Ukranian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations  June, 2001
Address to the Representatives of the World of Culture September, 2001
Message on the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Liberation of the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau January, 2005