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  • Anti-Christian slogans alarm Church before Pope’s Holy Land visit

    May 8, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    The Roman Catholic Church in Jerusalem, preparing for a visit by Pope Francis later this month, has expressed alarm over threats to Christians scrawled by suspected Jewish extremists on church property in the Holy Land.

    In an incident on Monday, "Death to Arabs and Christians and...

  • Celebrating the newest Roman Catholic Saints

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 23, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Ordinarily, Jews have little interest in whom the Roman Catholic Church canonizes as saints. Yet, on the Sunday after Easter, the day that coincides with Yom Ha-Shoah, the 27th of Nisan, two men, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, will be elevated to sainthood, and both of them...

  • Jews tell pope of concern over moves to make Pius XII a saint

    June 24, 2013 | 11:46 am

    A Jewish leader expressed concern to Pope Francis on Monday over attempts to make a saint of World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been accused of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust.

    Francis made no mention of his wartime predecessor during his talks with members of the...

  • 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...

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  • Archbishop Gomez addresses AJC

    By Ryan Torok

    March 28, 2013 | 8:05 am

    Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez spoke about Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s election as pope of the Roman Catholic Church, immigration reform and Catholic-Jewish relations during a dialogue organized by the American Jewish Committee of Los Angeles (AJC) on March 19.

    “I know...

  • Jewish leaders, groups welcome Pope Francis

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2013 | 3:09 pm

    Jewish leaders around the world welcomed Wednesday’s selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, 76, who took the name Francis upon his selection, has been the archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998 and is the first from the...

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina elected pope

    March 13, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope on Wednesday to lead the Roman Catholic Church, a prelate announced to huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square.

    He took the name Pope Francis, the cardinal said.

    Cardinals elected Bergoglio on just the second day of a...

  • 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...

  • Pope Benedict quits Vatican with promise to obey successor

    February 28, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Pope Benedict left the Vatican on Thursday after pledging unconditional obedience to whoever succeeds him to guide the Roman Catholic Church at one of the most crisis-ridden periods in its 2,000-year history.

    The first pope in six centuries to step down, Benedict flew off in a...

  • Divine Love Diluted

    By Dennis Gura

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews" by James Carroll (Houghton Mifflin, $28)

    James Carroll loves the Roman Catholic Church. Unfortunately, the church he loves isn't the church he has. Carroll yearns for that short, winsome time when he was ennobled by liberation theology,...

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