We received news from friends that Father Peter Hocken, distinguished Catholic theologian and friend of the kehillot in Israel, passed away on June 10, 2017 in Austria.

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Father Peter Hocken was born in 1932 in England and was a British theologian and historian of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and the Pentecostal movement in the twentieth century.

From 2008, Father Hocken lived in Austria and was close to Cardinal Christof Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna. He was deeply involved in the dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Pentecostal Movement. He was also a leading member of the dialogue with the Messianic Jews. He was the author of many books.

May his memory be a source of blessing!