Benedict denied the Catholic Church adopted “supersessionism,” and insists that ony the Christian reason for reading the Hebrew Bible is valid.
An Israeli soccer player recorded a message of support for Pope Francis’ second Soccer for Peace exhibition match.
Meet Yehuda Miklaf, the Jerusalem-based bookbinder to the elite who has created custom book designs for George W. Bush and the Pope.
The new pope who emerges from the secretive conclave in Rome will send Roman Catholics — and Jews — a potent message without saying a word. It’s all in the name.
The next pope’s first key choice will be his papal name. Choosing John would signal a desire to extend the legacy of John XXIII, the pontiff who brought us the progressive Vatican II council.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked outgoing Pope Benedict on Monday for his efforts to shore up often troubled relations between the Roman Catholic Church and Jews, including with his 2009 visit to the Holy Land.
Cardinal Kurt Koch, a close aide of Pope Benedict who will cast his vote for the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church, says there is no reason why the new pontiff cannot be African or Latin American.
The cardinals who will pick Pope Benedict’s successor are mostly arch-conservatives. But don’t be surprised if the next pope is a progressive who transforms relations with Jews.
Pope Benedict decided not to announce his resignation on Twitter, which he joined last year in a foray into social media that has reaped uncertain spiritual returns and could be curtailed by his successor.
Benedict XVI will most likely be the last pope to have the Holocaust and Vatican II in his living memory. What does that fact mean for the church’s future relations with Jews?