We publish here in English and in Hebrew the preparatory document sent out to all communities to prepare for the Synod of Bishops on the family due to be held in Rome in 2014.

A television documentary focused on the life of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, Archbishop of Paris (1926-2007), directed by Jean-Yves Fishbach.

The Second Vatican Counil document, "Nostra Aetate" (In our times), published on October 28, 1965, clarified the Church's attitude towards the other religions. It constitutes the foundation for an engagement in interreligious dialogue.

On Sunday, October 28, 2012, the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization ends in Rome. The Bishops addressed their final message to the Church.

We are pleased to announce that thanks to Dima, a member of the Jerusalem kehilla, we can publish the Apostolic Exhortation, "Ecclesia in Medio Oriente", signed by Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to Lebanon, in Hebrew.

We present here a summary of the 86 page Apostolic Exhortation “Ecclesia in Medio Oriente”, which derives from the 2010 Extraordinary Synod on the Catholic Church in the Middle East.

During this period of Ramadan, which began on Friday, July 20, 2012, and during which Muslims fast for a month, it is fitting to remember what the Second Vatican Council taught about Muslims in paragraph 3 of Nostra Aetate (the document on relations with non-Christian religions).

The Second Vatican Council document, "Dei Verbum" (Word of God), published on November 18, 1965, clarified the Church's attitude towards the Holy Scripture. It constitutes the foundation for the reading of the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments in the Church and the study of the Bible.

Following is the official text, published for the ceremony of beatification of Pope John Paul II on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

At the end of the Synod, the Synod Fathers published a message addressed to the faithful and to all in the world. The Vicariate publishes here the full text of the message and a summary in Hebrew in the light of the negative press it has received in Israel and the strong reactions it provoked among government spokespeople.

Our brother Anton, from the community of the Beatitudes, reports that the booklet "Edith Stein" is now available on internet for all who might be interested.