Philip Pullella

Elio Toaff, Rabbi Who Brought First Pope to Synagogue, Dies at 99

Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome for half a century and a pivotal player in Christian-Jewish reconciliation, has died at the age of 99.

My Wheels: Pope Francis waves to crowds from the regular Ford Focus he rode in during a recent visit to Brazil.

Pope Francis Ditches Bulletproof Popemobile for Israel Trip

Pope Francis is shunning bulletproof vehicles during his trip to the Middle East this month, insisting that he use a normal car and be allowed to be as close to people as possible, the Vatican said on Thursday.