POPE IN SYNAGOGUE: "THE DECALOGUE, A GREAT ETHICAL CODE FOR ALL HUMANITY"

"Our closeness and spiritual fraternity find in the Holy Bible their most stable and lasting foundation, which constantly reminds us of our common roots, our history and the rich spiritual patrimony that we share", said Benedict XVI yesterday afternoon as he visited the Synagogue of Rome. From that we derive "the solidarity which binds the Church to the Jewish people ‘at the level of their spiritual identity’, which offers Christians the opportunity to promote ‘a renewed respect for the Jewish interpretation of the Old Testament’; the centrality of the Decalogue as a common ethical message of permanent value for Israel, for the Church, for non-believers and for all of humanity; the task of preparing or ushering in the Kingdom of the Most High in the ‘care for creation’ entrusted by God to man for him to cultivate and to care for responsibly". In particular, the Decalogue is "a shining light for ethical principles, hope and dialogue, a guiding star of faith and morals for the people of God, and it also enlightens and guides the path of Christians. It constitutes a beacon and a norm of life in justice and love, a ‘great ethical code’ for all humanity. The ‘Ten Commandments’ shed light on good and evil, on truth and falsehood, on justice and injustice, and they match the criteria of every human person’s right conscience". (continued)” ” ” “

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