“Francesco” gained international attention for a 30-second clip in which Pope Francis expressed support for same-sex civil unions.
Pope Francis declared that Christians who hate Jews are not real Christians.
Pope Francis lamented anti-Semitic attacks and spread a message to ban the anti-Semitism during an audience with Jewish emissaries.
One rabbi who met with the Pope reports that his listing was removed from Chabad’s website.
Pope Francis is depicting his internal opponents as stubborn legalists and Pharisees, evoking for one Italian rabbi anti-Jewish stereotypes.
A Toronto rabbi and his wife received a blessing from the pope as a wedding anniversary gift.
A lengthy Catholic document, published in Latin after extensive theological debate, didn’t seem likely to overcome centuries of animosity with Jews. But despite some bumps in the road, Vatican II still looks like a game-changer — even 50 years later.
Historian David Kertzer won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography detailing how Benito Mussolini’s secret relationship with Pope Pius XI influenced the Italian dictator’s persecution of his country’s Jews.
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.
A delegation of chief rabbis from Europe travelled to the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis about anti-Semitism.