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Title: Le Coetus Internationalis Patrum et les juifs au concile Vatican II
Subtitle: Du chapitre IV de schéma De Œcumenismo à la déclaration Nostra Aetate
Author(s): ROY, Philippe J.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 88 Issue: 4 Date: 2012
On the occasion of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), the Roman Catholic Church has radically altered its attitude on Judaism: before and during this event, it had considered the Jewish people as punished by God and upheld the doctrine that the Old Covenant was replaced by the New, the old people of Israel replaced by the new people of God. After the Council, the Church spoke of the ‘older brethren’ and discarded the substitution theory. Such a change in direction did not come about without any resistance. Particularly harsh counterreactions arose from the side of Arab Christians, as well as more conservative prelats within the Latin church. In the present contribution, the author focuses on the opposition to the new currents in Jewish-Christian relationships as organised and carried out by the Coetus Internationalis Patrum (CIP). The CIP was known as the principal group within the conciliar minority. This article traces the reactions of its members and sympathizers to the subsequent projects that ultimately led to the declaration Nostra Aetate.