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  • Pope accepts Peres’ invitation to Israel

    April 30, 2013 | 7:10 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres invited Pope Francis on Tuesday to visit Israel, at his first meeting with the new pontiff who has appealed for peace in the Middle East.

    The pope accepted the invitation "with willingness and joy," a Vatican spokesman said, but there was no...

  • Papal decision made at Vatican [VIDEO/SLIDESHOW]

    March 13, 2013 | 11:20 am

    White smoke poured from the roof of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday and the bells of St. Peter's Basilica pealed, signaling that cardinals had chosen a new pope to lead the troubled Roman Catholic Church after only five ballots.

    The decision by 115 cardinal electors came sooner...

  • Exit Benedict, pray for another European pope

    By Mark Paredes

    February 11, 2013 | 10:46 pm

    Like most people around the world, I was rather surprised to hear that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to become former Pope Benedict XVI. He’s the first pope in 600 years to resign, and it will be interesting to see whom the cardinal electors elect to succeed him (let us pray it’s...

  • Sacks tells pope Jewish-Christian relations in Britain good

    December 13, 2011 | 11:11 am

    Following an audience with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, Britain’s chief rabbi described relations between Christians and Jews in his country “as good as you’ll find anywhere in the world.”

    In an interview with Vatican Radio following his meeting with the pope on Monday,...

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  • Pope: I’ll fight anti-Semitism

    November 4, 2010 | 12:14 pm

    Pope Benedict XVI told a delegation from the Anti-Defamation League that he would continue to fight anti-Semitism.

    At a meeting Wednesday the pope thanked the ADL delegation, saying, according to an ADL statement issued after the meeting, “It is very important what you do.”

    When...

  • Pope Visits Yad Vashem

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 2:03 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    Pope Benedict XVI visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Monday as part of his tour of Israel and the Middle East, where he lamented the suffering of the victims of the Holocaust.

    “As we stand here in silence, their cry still echoes in our hearts. It is a cry raised against every act of injustice and violence. It is a perpetual reproach against the spilling of innocent blood,” said the pope in his address. To read the full story, visit Haaretz.com.

  • Pope, in Israel, vows to fight anti-Semitism

    May 11, 2009 | 1:20 pm

    Pope Benedict XVI vowed to fight anti-Semitism and called for an independent Palestinian state upon his arrival in Israel.

    The pope also invoked the memory of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust and said he would pray for peace during his five-day visit to Israel, which...

  • Pope in Paris: ‘To be anti-Semitic is to be anti-Christian’ [VIDEO]

    September 15, 2008 | 12:59 am

    PARIS (JTA) - Jews and Christians should get to know each other better, Pope Benedict XVI said at a meeting with French Jewish leaders.

    On the first day of his four-day visit to Paris, the pope condemned fanatics and anti-Semitism, called for a strengthening of bonds between...

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