A clip of him praising Shabbat on a past “60 Minutes” interview went viral and caught the eye of a prominent Israeli rabbi.
We may finally learn why Pope Pius XII did not speak up for Jews against the Nazis.
The pope has frequently issued firm denunciations of anti-Semitism, and has met frequently with Jewish groups and delegations.
“The Jewish people are our brothers, and they should not be persecuted,” the pope said.
Pope Francis declared that Christians who hate Jews are not real Christians.
vPope Francis on Sunday strongly condemned the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
“In these days, I reserve a special thought for the Jewish community,” the Pope said.
In a book on Nazi medical experiments, the pope called the Holocaust a “hell.”
“Indifference is a virus that is dangerously contagious in our time,” the pope said.
“This text will help to bring a testimony of that hell and to prevent humanity from repeating that reality.”