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Further Resources

News from Rome . . .
New Licentiate in Judaic Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations


For the first time in history, a Pontifical University will offer a Licentiate in Judaic Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations.

The Congregation for Catholic Education has in fact established this new category of canonical Licentiate at the Pontifical Gregorian University, entrusting its management to the “Cardinal Bea” Centre for Judaic Studies.


Launched . . .
Bat Kol International


Bat Kol International is an online networking initiative for Christians who have studied at Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem and who continue to commit to Torah, Jewish studies and Jewish-Christian dialogue in their respective home countries.

Founded by Sr Maureena Fritz, Bat Kol Institute, for 35 years, brought Christians to Jerusalem to study Torah within its Jewish milieu, using Jewish sources, guided by Jewish and Christian teachers. Its study programs are now administered by the Brothers of Sion as part of the Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne / Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies

Bat Kol International is a further initiative to network past students and encourage their grassroots initiatives in their home countries.