(Vatican Radio) Francis made an unscheduled stop in St. Joseph University in Philadelphia on Sunday, celebrated shortly before the final exhibition World Meeting of Families.
Francis blessed a new statue – ” The revenue and Ecclesia in our time. “- Recalled the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, Vatican II document on the Church’s relations with non-Christian religions
bronze work on the front of the Chapel of St. Joseph is, by Philadelphia artist Joshua Kaufman , dedicated in -. September 25
Saint Joseph’s University is a Jesuit institution, was to find the first university in the United States its Institute of Jewish-Catholic relations
“to unforgettable get to was actually walking on our campus, said Marc C. Reed, president of St. Joseph.
“This is a truly historic day for the University of St. John Joseph, Jesuit education throughout the country and the importance of inter-religious relations,” he added.
Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires, an old friend of Francis, was a short ceremony.
(from Vatican Radio) code