Next European summer, Christians and Jews will go on a pilgrimage to Israel to commemorate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martin, including the planting of trees and a commemorative stela, reports Vatican Insider.
The idea for the forest - which will be planted near Tiberias to commemorate the cardinal who passed away last summer - was introduced by Giuseppe Laras (formerly Chief Rabbi of Milan) and the project will receive the support of the National Jewish Fund.
The pilgrimage will take place between June 9-17 in honour of Cardinal Martini and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 65th anniversary of the creation of the Israeli State.
What makes this a landmark initiative is that for the first time a project of its kind is being promoted by rabbis and Jewish scholars in Italy. And they are extending a special invitation to Christians.
FULL STORY A Jewish-Christian pilgrimage to Israel to commemorate Cardinal Martini (Vatican Insider)