Christians have a mission to convert all non-Christians including Muslims but NOT Jews, says Vatican official

Christians have a mission to convert all non-Christians including Muslims but NOT Jews, says Vatican official

Cardinal Kurt Koch, who leads ecumenical relations for the Vatican, made the comments at an interfaith meeting in Cambridge

posted Monday, 23 May 2016

Christians have a mission to convert all Muslims, says Vatican official

Christians have a mission to convert all Muslims, according to one of Pope Francis’s senior aides.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, who leads ecumenical relations for the Vatican, made the comments at an interfaith meeting held by Cambridge University’s Woolf Institute.

Cardinal Koch also said that Christians should not try and convert Jews and should view Judaism as a “mother”.

“We have a mission to convert all non-Christian religions’ people [except] Judaism,” he said, before reportedly adding that this extended to jihadis responsible for persecuting Christians in the Middle East.

The cardinal also urged Christians to view Judaism as a “mother” and said Christainity and Judaism shared a special relationship.

“It is very clear that we can speak about three Abrahamic religions but we cannot deny that the view of Abraham in Jewish and the Christian tradition and the Islamic tradition is not the same,” he said.

“In this sense we have only with Jewish people this unique relationship that we do not have with Islam.”

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6 comments on “Christians have a mission to convert all non-Christians including Muslims but NOT Jews, says Vatican official

  1. “Cardinal Koch also said that Christians should not try and convert Jews and should view Judaism as a “mother”.

    A mother of what?
    The real Jews, the Old Covenant Jews, especially the prophets, who were obedient to God, and to the truths that were revealed to them at the time, and who were waiting for the Messiah and who Catholics can trace their salvation lineage to, wouldn’t recognize the false religion invented by the pharisees in 70 AD because they refused to accept Jesus as the Messiah, the Triune God and the Catholic Church as the fulfillment of the Old Covenant as was revealed to them by God.
    So according to Kurt Koch and the conciliar church Catholics are allowed to convert one false and pagan religion (Islam) yet aren’t allowed to convert another false and pagan religion (rabbinic judaism).
    Oh that’s right, the conciliar church still believes the New Covenant doesn’t apply to the rabbinic jews.
    And there have been, and there are people in the conciliar church that believe the 20th century masonic invented “state” calling itself Israel is legit too.

  2. Heretic. Judiazer.

    Here’s an interesting document, taken from a comment at Skojec’s site:
    www.apropos.org.uk/documents/MadiranRomeJewishAccordfinal.pdf
    “ROME’S SECRET ACCORD WITH THE JEWISH LEADERS”

    Has anyone read this before?

  3. Why is “except” in brackets? I can’t find the exact quote. Mirus / Lawler, without so much as blinking, transcribe it this way: “Cardinal Koch said that the duty to evangelize applies to all Christians, in their relations with all other faiths except Judaism.”

    The Jews covered it, too.
    www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/cardinal-urging-christians-to-convert-isis-members-regardless-of-obvious-repercussions/2016/05/23/

    Roman Catholic Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, declared that the mission for Christians to bring other people to the faith includes militants like the Islamic State (ISIS) who are responsible for the highest persecution of Christian believers in the Middle East. Speaking last Sunday in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, the Cardinal argued that 80% of all the people who are persecuted for their faith around the world today are Christians, who are executed without regard to their denominational distinctions.

    Cardinal Koch also advocated a thoughtful welcome of refugees knocking on Switzerland’s door.

    Recalling the words of Tertullian, an emblematic figure of the Christian community in Carthage in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, Cardinal Koch told his listeners on Sunday that “the blood of martyrs is the seed of new Christians.” Considering the state of affairs in ISIS controlled areas, this should make for lots of new Christian seeds. Indeed, Koch, formerly the bishop of Basel, Switzerland, suggested that more Christians are persecuted in the world today than they were in the Roman Empire in the first centuries of Christianity.

    Since the start of the civil war in Syria, more than 2,000 members of the local Christian minority were killed, and tens of thousands have fled the fighting to seek refuge abroad. More than one hundred churches were damaged or completely destroyed, according to figures provided by AED.

    Catholicism is not for the faint of heart, and not for folks seeking self-preservation, never mind a comfortable life. Cardinal Koch noted that while Christians are fleeing the war in the Middle East by the tens of thousands, local bishops have been pleading with them to stay, even at the cost of a swift martyrdom.

    But the Church insists on the same disregard for its people’s safety once they have reached European shelters. Faced with the alarming news that about 40,000 Christian refugees are being harassed and threatened by Muslim refugees in shelters in Germany, Church officials have resisted calls to separate the refugees according to their faith. “There’s an educational job to do, it’s a long process to pass the values which are in force in our democracies,” Cardinal Koch said, pointing to the eventual peace that has been reached between Protestants and Catholics in Europe, arguing the bloody conflict between Sunnis and Shiites will inevitably be resolved equally peacefully.

    Of course, it’s taken Catholics and Protestants a good six centuries or so to stop murdering each other, and in some parts of Europe and the US the smoke hasn’t yet cleared off of that one completely. But the cardinal is stoic as to the number of victims this approach to conflict resolution will surely exact.

    Cardinal Koch told the Daily Telegraph: “We have a mission to convert Muslims to Christianity. We have a mission to convert the people of all the non-Christian religions [except] Judaism.” He also urged Christians to view Judaism as a “mother” – despite key differences between the two faiths – and said they have a unique relationship, unlike the third Abrahamic religion, Islam.

  4. It’s not just Jews. Adherents of false Christian sects are also off limits.

  5. Which has been the de facto position, in the UK, for more years than I care to remember!

  6. So Peter was wrong to seek the conversion of Jews?

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