Abraham's Tent

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Interview with Fr. Peter Vasko-Where Jesus Walked

For centuries, The Franciscan brothers have played a major role in the Holy Land. A century after they were founded, they were charged by Pope Clement VI with the care of the holy places located there. As such, they were and are intimately associated with the three great monotheistic faiths that dwell in and around Jerusalem.

Fr. Peter Vasko, a Franciscan himself as well as a Knight Grand Cross in our Order, has been one of the key representatives in the Holy Land and can give a first-hand account of the situation there.

The following interview, written by Kevin Di Camillo and appearing in the National Catholic Register, contributes eloquently to the goal of Abraham’s Tent…which is to seek out a better understanding of the three great Abrahamic faiths.


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Interview with Fr. Peter Vasko-Where Jesus Walked By Kevin Di Camillo

Jeffrey Peter Agnes
LTC Thomas P. Curtis II
Contributing Editors
Rev. Michael P. Forbes
David D. Fautua
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Judaism is a monotheistic religion, with the Torah as its foundational text (part of the larger text known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible), and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Mishnah and the Talmud. Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel.

Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Arabic: Allāh) and by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of hadith) of Muhammad (c. 570 BC – c. 8 June 632 AD), considered by them to be the last prophet of God.

Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and oral teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the saviour of humanity whose coming was prophesied in the Old Testament. Consequently, Christians refer to Jesus as "Christ" or the Messiah.