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  • Brooklyn Jew played key role for Pope John Paul II

    April 12, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    When hundreds of thousands of people converge on the Vatican for the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, a Brooklyn-born Jewish orchestra conductor will have an honored place among them.

    Gilbert Levine, whose grandparents emigrated from Poland and whose mother-in-law was a...

  • Vatican to beatify John Paul II

    January 14, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    Pope John Paul II, who made bettering relations with the Jewish world a cornerstone of his papacy, will be beatified on May 1, placing the Polish-born pontiff one step closer to sainthood.

    The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Benedict XVI will preside at the Vatican ceremony.

  • Skirball photo exhibit shows Pope John Paul II’s lifetime of outreach to Jews

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:33 pm

    A large photo in the exhibition "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" shows a smiling Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome, warmly welcoming the pontiff to Rome's Great Synagogue in 1986.

    Today, when interfaith meetings and celebrations are routine, it...