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Pope Pledges to Further Jewish-Catholic Dialogue

23 Heshvan 5774 – October 27, 2013
Pope Francis reaffirmed his commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue. During an audience at the Vatican Thursday with a 60-member delegation from the...

Netanyahu Will Not Meet Pope during Rome Visit

18 Heshvan 5774 – October 22, 2013
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not meet with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome, as the Israeli leader’s office had announced. The Vatican reportedly...

Pope Francis Conveys Rosh Hashanah Greetings

28 Elul 5773 – September 2, 2013
Pope Francis in a meeting with Jewish leaders sent Rosh Hashanah greetings to Jews worldwide and expressed “concern” at the ban on kosher slaughter...

Vatican: Papal Visit to Show IDF ‘Imprisoning’ Christian Population

2 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
Fr. Peter Vasko, President of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (FFHL), heralded Pope Francis’ announcement that he may visit the Holy Land...

Pope Francis Considering Visit to Israel Next Year

23 Av 5773 – July 29, 2013
Pope Francis said at an on-board airplane news conference Monday  that he may visit Israel as early as next year. On his return flight from...

A Promising Future for Catholic-Jewish Relations

19 Av 5773 – July 25, 2013
Blunt and forthright, he declared that “Due to our common roots, a Christian cannot be anti-Semitic!”

Pope Francis: Fight against Secularism Unites Jews and Catholics

23 Tammuz 5773 – July 1, 2013
"the Church recognizes that 'the beginnings of its faith and election are to be found in the patriarchs, Moses and prophets.'”

Pope Condemns Anti-Semitism at Vatican Summit with Jewish Leaders

17 Tammuz 5773 – June 24, 2013
Pope Francis condemned anti-Semitism during a meeting on Monday with representatives of the international Jewish community at the Vatican. “Because of our commons roots, a...

Pope Francis Blesses Peres on Eve of His 90th Birthday

9 Tammuz 5773 – June 17, 2013
Pope Francis sent President Shimon Peres a letter with blessings for his 90th birthday, which is to be marked on August 2. Celebrations towards...

Imam: Pope Must Say ‘Islam is Peaceful’ to Renew Ties With Islam

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 12, 2013
The Muslim leader of al-Azhar offered to renew ties with the Vatican, but strongly suggested Pope Francis start off by proclaiming that Islam is a peaceful religion. A Coptic organization has suggested that Muslim leaders are the only ones who can make Islam a peaceful religion, and encouraged the Imam to take on that task.

Peres and Pope to Team up for Peace Process Resurrection

15 Iyyar 5773 – April 25, 2013
Peres, the pope and the word “peace’" are virtually interchangeable. All three of them get together next week to try to resurrect the peace process. And don’t forget Kerry is a Catholic more or less.

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