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  • Museum of Tolerance to Create Exhibit on Pope John Paul II

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 3, 2011 | 6:46 pm

    On April 29, two days before Pope John Paul II was beatified in Rome, the Simon Wiesenthal Center announced plans to establish a new permanent exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles dedicated to the late pontiff.

    A native of Poland, during his papacy John Paul worked to...

  • Pope John Paul II, proponent of Jewish-Catholic relations, is beatified

    May 1, 2011 | 3:13 pm

    Pope John Paul II, who made fostering Catholic-Jewish relations and remembering the Holocaust cornerstones of his papacy, was beatified at the Vatican.

    John Paul’s successor, Pope Benedict XVI, officiated at Sunday’s ceremony—the last step before canonization, or sainthood—before an...

  • Leaders: Pope likely to postpone Pius sainthood

    November 7, 2008 | 2:24 am

    After a meeting with the pope, Jewish leaders said the beatification of Nazi-era Pope Pius XII likely would be postponed.

    Pope Benedict's move to make the controversial Pius XII a saint has outraged many Jews, who blame the late pope for staying silent in the face of Nazi atrocities...

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