Archives on controversial war-time Pope Pius XII set to open

Vatican's archives on Pope Pius XII, who served during the Holocaust, to be unsealed on March 2.AFP, 2/20/2020, 5:35 PM

Vatican speaks out against US statement on 'settlements'

Holy See doesn't mention Pompeo statement but says "recent decisions risk undermining Israeli-Palestinian peace process".Ben Ariel, 11/21/2019, 6:23 AM

Pope urged by Jews to take care over 'Pharisees' talk

Pharisees should be 'put in context,' AJC's Rabbi Rosen says.AFP, 5/13/2019, 9:36 AM

Pope Francis cares more about migrants than persecuted Christians

The Pope seems to have made the migrants his sole mission. I don't understand. Giulio Meotti, 5/5/2019, 7:00 AM

Vatican to open archives on WW2-era Pope

Pope Francis announces archives on Pope accused of not saving Jews during the Holocaust 8 years early.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2019, 5:26 PM

The line from the Holocaust to Ireland's BDS vote starts in Rome

Ireland is 87% Catholic: The Vatican could have prevented the pro-BDS vote in Ireland the same way it might have prevented the Holocaust. Ezequiel Doiny, 1/27/2019, 7:59 AM

The Dolomites of the Middle East

Israel has to be as strong as a mountain, the Dolomites, for example. Giulio Meotti, 1/6/2019, 12:39 AM

Controversy over new tunnel under David's Tomb

Activists protest secret tunnel connecting Christian clergy residence to Church at holy site. 'Israeli authorities doing Vatican's bidding.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2018, 4:05 PM

Somali man who threatened to attack Vatican arrested

Italian police arrest 20-year-old ISIS member who threatened to bomb churches in Italy, including St. Peter's Basilica.Ben Ariel, 12/18/2018, 4:42 AM

Pope calls for 'two-state solution' during meeting with Abbas

Pope Francis meets PA chairman at Vatican, briefs him on "Israeli violations against Palestinians".Elad Benari, 12/4/2018, 5:07 AM

Vatican, Rabbinate prepare joint statement against euthanasia

Israeli Chief Rabbinate and Vatican to issue joint statement condemning assisted suicide and euthanasia.JTA, 11/22/2018, 9:07 PM

Report: Labor chief to meet Pope Francis

Avi Gabbay plans trip to Vatican, will meet with Pope Francis in visit organized by journalist who arranged 2014 papal visit to Israel.David Rosenberg, 6/25/2018, 10:54 AM

Vatican announces sainthood for Pope Paul VI for October

Reigned from 1963-78, visited Jerusalem in January '64 on brief trip to Israel and Jordan, marking 1st time reigning pope visited Holy Land.JTA, 5/21/2018, 5:38 PM

How Poland once spoke about the Shoah

A sobering revelation of how drastically the concept of turning wrong into right took off in Poland.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 2/28/2018, 9:37 PM

'Through ups and downs, we have always remained strong friends'

President Rivlin welcomes Vatican's Papal Nuncio and three new ambassadors to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2017, 4:11 PM

Rabbis seek pope’s cooperation in fighting Islamic extremism

International rabbinical delegation presents Pope Francis with document by Israeli rabbinate and Diaspora rabbis on cooperation.JTA, 8/31/2017, 10:33 PM

Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

Pope Francis defrocks Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.AFP, 6/28/2017, 7:39 PM

Pope names two rabbis to Pontifical Academy of Life

Israeli and Argentinian rabbis among 50 new members of institution meant to work 'for the promotion and defense of human life.'JTA, 6/18/2017, 4:04 PM

Vatican, Israel closer to resolving property, tax issues

Israel, Vatican says they are close to concluding negotiations on decades old tax and property disputes.JTA, 6/15/2017, 3:32 PM

President Trump heads to Vatican

Trump heads to Vatican, human rights groups push Pope to talk about death penalty, torture.AFP, 5/24/2017, 7:59 AM

WATCH: Trump will 'unite civilized world against terrorism'

In weekly address, President Trump says first presidential trip aims to unite world against terrorism, calls PM Netanyahu a 'good friend.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2017, 10:02 PM

Vatican to join with Rome Jewish community on menorah exhibition

Exhibition will feature menorahs from around the world, as well as Christian artifacts inspired by Temple menorah.AFP, 2/21/2017, 8:12 PM

Abbas warns moving US Embassy will 'bury hopes for peace'

PA Chairman says anything legitmizing 'illegal Israeli annexation' will 'bury hopes for two-state solution' and 'fuel extremism.'AFP, 1/14/2017, 7:09 PM

PA establishes "Palestinian" embassy in the Vatican

PA chairman and Pope Francis attend inauguration of embassy of "Palestine" at the Vatican.Ben Ariel, Canada, 1/13/2017, 10:29 PM

Pope Francis and Abbas to meet at the Vatican

Pope Francis will grant PA chairman an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the third meeting between the two.Ben Ariel, 1/11/2017, 4:36 AM

Who is behind the bus ads in Rome for a 'trip to Palestine?'

Is the Vatican's travel agency involved in the "Palestine trip" bus ads whose itinerary includes Jerusalem sites holy to Christians?Giulio Meotti, 12/2/2016, 12:43 PM

Chief Rabbinate and Vatican: reverse UNESCO decision

A joint committee of the Israeli Rabbinate and the Vatican issued a statement calling on world leaders to reverse the Jerusalem UNESCO vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2016, 6:38 PM

Israel turns to Vatican for help at UN

Israel asked the Vatican's representative to UNESCO to work to convince nations not to deny Jewish connection to JerusalemGary Willig, 10/13/2016, 4:33 PM

Swedish nun who saved Jews from Nazis made a saint

Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad rescued at least 12 Jews during the Holocaust, hiding them her convent in Rome.JTA, 6/6/2016, 7:31 AM

Vatican-backed group honors mass-murderer

'Abu Jihad Tournament,' sponsored by Jerusalem organization funded by Vatican, honors terrorist responsible for more than 100 deaths.David Rosenberg, 5/2/2016, 7:23 PM

Italy: Terrorists wanted to attack Israeli embassy

Italian police release arrest warrants for six for trying to join ISIS, planning attacks on Israeli embassy and Vatican.Matt Wanderman, 4/30/2016, 11:24 PM

An American Jew at the Pope's visit to the Rome Synagogue

Catholic-Jewish relations are far from perfect, but it is clear this Pope seeks to build relations between our two faiths.  Elie Hirschfeld, 2/2/2016, 8:00 AM

Rabbi asks pope to recognize Israel as Jewish

Rabbi Arusi reveals he asked Pope Francis during synagogue visit to declare Israel is state of the Jews - pope got embarrassed.Benny Tocker, 1/20/2016, 9:06 AM

Charlie Hebdo special edition 'attacks God'

One year from jihadist attack secular satire paper blames 'idea of God,' Vatican accuses cartoonists of using God to justify hatred.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2016, 2:08 PM

Historic Vatican accord with 'Palestine' in effect

Agreement in which Holy See recognizes Palestinian state begins, almost three years after Vatican symbolically recognized 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2016, 5:58 PM

Church has no plans to stop missionizing Jews

New Vatican document precludes "institutional mission work" but says believers are "called upon to bear witness" to Jews.Hillel Fendel, 12/23/2015, 4:25 PM

Iran's Rouhani to meet the pope next month

Rouhani and Pope Francis set to hobnob in late January, in Iranian president's first visit to the Vatican.Ari Yashar, 12/22/2015, 7:14 PM

A gift from the Pope

The time tested principle in our relations with gentiles is: When they threaten, strike first and hard; when they present you with gifts, escape as quickly as you can.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/18/2015, 7:43 AM

Church calls on Christians to combat anti-Semitism

For the first time the Church has issued a document that calls for Catholics to do everything they can to combat anti-Semitism.Raphael Poch, 12/11/2015, 2:30 PM

'Vatican's call not to convert Jews means nothing'

Anti-missionary group says nothing new in Catholic declaration that Jews don't need Jesus, largely because of who's missionizing.Nitsan Keidar, 12/11/2015, 7:47 AM

Vatican: Jews don't need Christ to be saved

Report, which isn't formal change to doctrine, says Jews don't need to convert for salvation, in an 'unfathomable mystery.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2015, 4:18 PM

Vatican marks end to official anti-Semitism

Catholic Church marks 50 years since 'Nostra Aetate' declaration, which ended centuries of officially condoned anti-Semitism.Ella Ide, 10/28/2015, 3:25 PM

Pope Francis Urges 'Gestures of Peace' in Israel

Vatican 'greatly concerned' over terror, without naming Palestinian Arabs as the source.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2015, 1:42 PM

Vatican 'Greatly Concerned' Over MidEast Violence

Pope Francis urges West to intervene again into the Middle East, following Russian involvement in Syria and Arab terror in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2015, 12:52 PM

Pope Francis Supports Iran Deal

Holy See praises deal with Islamic Republic as the result of diplomacy 'exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2015, 5:56 PM

Vatican to Raise Flag at UN 'Without Fanfare'

Vatican says it will raise its flag at the UN, following approval of resolution on the matter, but with no ceremony.Ben Ariel, 9/22/2015, 5:13 AM

The Solitary Miracle that is Israel

Giulio Meotti, 9/4/2015, 12:35 PM

President Rivlin Leaves on First Trip to Vatican

Hailing Pope Francis as a 'true friend of Israel and of the Jewish people,' President sets off for first official visit to Vatican.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2015, 4:53 PM

Vatican Reaffirms Opposition to PA Flag at UN

Vatican opposed to move by Palestinian Authority asking to raise both flags over UN HQ in New York, in latest political ploy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2015, 8:37 PM

Vatican Asks PA to Remove it From UN Flag Request

Vatican distances from PA, asking that it change resolution asking to fly their flags at UN HQ together with member states.Ari Yashar, 8/26/2015, 8:35 AM

Lehava Director Summoned for Police Questioning

Judea-Samaria police succumbs to Vatican pressure, summons anti-assimilation leader over comments regarding burning churches.Ornit Etzer, 8/11/2015, 11:48 AM

Vatican: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

Lehava director Gopshtain targeted in Vatican letter to attorney general, after claiming Jewish law calls to burn churches.Ari Yashar, 8/9/2015, 5:04 PM

The Vatican Wants the Temple Mount Taken From the Jews

Giulio Meotti, 6/30/2015, 12:17 AM

Vatican Signs First Accord with 'Palestine'

After recognizing PA as a 'state,' Pope Francis's supposedly apolitical Vatican signs treaty with 'Palestine' before it does so with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2015, 2:39 PM

ADL Thanks Pope for Defending Israel's Legitimacy

Remarks against anti-Semitism a step against delegitimization, ADL says. But can it counteract Vatican-PA relations?Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2015, 11:39 AM

Pope: I Didn't Call Abbas 'Angel of Peace'

Pope Francis tells rabbi, Israeli reporter, that he only told Abbas that he could become an angel of peace in the future.Gil Ronen, 5/28/2015, 7:58 PM