An American Jew at the Pope's visit to the Rome SynagogueCatholic-Jewish relations are far from perfect, but it is clear this Pope seeks to build relations between our two faiths.
Rabbi asks pope to recognize Israel as JewishRabbi Arusi reveals he asked Pope Francis during synagogue visit to declare Israel is state of the Jews - pope got embarrassed.
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.
Historic Vatican accord with 'Palestine' in effectAgreement in which Holy See recognizes Palestinian state begins, almost three years after Vatican symbolically recognized 'Palestine.'
Church has no plans to stop missionizing JewsNew Vatican document precludes "institutional mission work" but says believers are "called upon to bear witness" to Jews.
Iran's Rouhani to meet the pope next monthRouhani and Pope Francis set to hobnob in late January, in Iranian president's first visit to the Vatican.
A gift from the PopeThe 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.
Church calls on Christians to combat anti-SemitismFor the first time the Church has issued a document that calls for Catholics to do everything they can to combat anti-Semitism.
'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.
Vatican: Jews don't need Christ to be savedReport, which isn't formal change to doctrine, says Jews don't need to convert for salvation, in an 'unfathomable mystery.'
Vatican marks end to official anti-SemitismCatholic Church marks 50 years since 'Nostra Aetate' declaration, which ended centuries of officially condoned anti-Semitism.
Pope Francis Urges 'Gestures of Peace' in IsraelVatican 'greatly concerned' over terror, without naming Palestinian Arabs as the source.
Vatican 'Greatly Concerned' Over MidEast ViolencePope Francis urges West to intervene again into the Middle East, following Russian involvement in Syria and Arab terror in Israel.
Pope Francis Supports Iran DealHoly See praises deal with Islamic Republic as the result of diplomacy 'exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy.'
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.
President Rivlin Leaves on First Trip to VaticanHailing Pope Francis as a 'true friend of Israel and of the Jewish people,' President sets off for first official visit to Vatican.
Vatican Reaffirms Opposition to PA Flag at UNVatican opposed to move by Palestinian Authority asking to raise both flags over UN HQ in New York, in latest political ploy.
Vatican Asks PA to Remove it From UN Flag RequestVatican distances from PA, asking that it change resolution asking to fly their flags at UN HQ together with member states.
Lehava Director Summoned for Police QuestioningJudea-Samaria police succumbs to Vatican pressure, summons anti-assimilation leader over comments regarding burning churches.
Vatican: Arrest Activist for Citing MaimonidesLehava director Gopshtain targeted in Vatican letter to attorney general, after claiming Jewish law calls to burn churches.
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.
ADL Thanks Pope for Defending Israel's LegitimacyRemarks against anti-Semitism a step against delegitimization, ADL says. But can it counteract Vatican-PA relations?
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.
Media Joins in 'Adopting' New Saints for PA CauseWatchdog notes media outlets parroting PA claim that 18th century nuns were part of a 'Palestinian struggle' which didn't exist.
Catholic Event Planned for David's Tomb on ShavuotRebbetzin in charge of Jewish prayer at the site urges Jews to attend, says police refusing to address potential security, space issues.
The Vatican has Always Tried to Inflict Damage on the Jewish StateThe Vatican has been at best indifferent and at worst, like today, willfully harmful to the Jewish State.
Vatican Defends 'Angel of Peace' Remark to AbbasDoublespeak? Vatican insists 'angel of peace' remarks 'encouraged' Abbas toward peace - but can't verify what Pope actually said.
Did Pope Really Call Abbas an 'Angel of Peace'?Lost in translation: AFP, AP accused of twisting Pope's words to attribute admiration to Abbas that really may not be there.
Pope Francis Meets Abbas: 'An Angel of Peace'Pope Francis welcomed PA President Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican today, calling him "an angel of peace."
The Vatican Against the JewsThe Vatican’s decision should be read as an historic stance against the rights of the Jewish people to their own land.
Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'Foreign Ministry warns that the Vatican's step will not bring peace, may change Israel-Vatican relations.
Report: Police Foil Al Qaeda Attack on VaticanArrests of 18 suspects prevented suicide bombing at the heart of Catholicism, police reveal.
Turkish Anger at Pope over Armenian GenocideAnkara summons Vatican ambassador after Pope Francis compares massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey to Holocaust, Stalinism.
Pope Francis Recognizes Armenian GenocideDeaths of 1 million Armenians during WWI declared 'first genocide of 20th century'; Francis notes to say otherwise is 'denying evil.'
Jewish Visitors Keeping King David's Tomb JewishActivists say only the constant flood of prayer sessions, Torah learning at King David's compound keep the site from becoming Catholic.
Rabbi: Gov't Trying to Ban Jews from David's TombAccording to activist, seats and tables at the Tomb of King David were removed – as part of a plan to discourage Jews from praying there.
Vatican Pledges 100K Euros To Auschwitz MuseumDonation to help upkeep for death camp's preservation - and save the Vatican's image.
Security Beefed at Vatican over ISIS Attack FearsIntelligence services intercept Arabs discussing 'doing something in Vatican,' as ISIS makes 'credible' threats on Pope Francis.
Pope Francis: I Only Have 2-3 More Years to LivePope Francis speaks about his poor health for the first time, indicates the possibility of early retirement.
Pope Condemns Religious FundamentalismIn wide-reaching interview Pope Francis says he's worried about sectarianism worldwide, will 'ask God' about retirement.
Protest at King David's Tomb Over Christian PrayerMK Moshe Feiglin leads prayer protest after reports surface that weekly Mass has begun at Jewish holy site.
Peres Asks: 'Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem''Prayer is all-powerful. Let us use it to bring peace to the Middle East and peace to the world,' tweets pope.
Vatican Defends Controversial 'Joint Prayer'Ahead of Sunday's 'prayer session' between Abbas, Peres, Vatican insists that the meeting will not be political.
Date Set for Pope, Peres, Abbas 'Prayer for Peace'The threesome will hold the 'prayer' in Vatican on June 8 says pope, stressing 'it's not a mediation, it's prayer without discussions.'
Claim: Vatican Hoarding Second Temple VesselsRabbi claims that Pope Francis knows full well where Jewish religious objects are being kept, is hiding them to avoid legal consequences.
'We Must Save Holiness from the Conflict'On the heels of controversial Vatican visit, Shimon Peres meets Ecumenical Patriarch, calls on Churches to initiate peace.
Vatican Denies Papal Visit Has Political AgendaPope had 'no political agenda,' the Vatican claims - despite numerous references to 'State of Palestine' and prayer at security fence.
Peres to Join Abbas for 'Prayer for Peace'Israeli president accepts Pope's invitation for a 'joint prayer for peace' on 6 June.
Pope Francis Calls PA 'State of Palestine''Religious, not political' visit takes decidedly political turn Sunday, after PA accuses Israel of 'judaization' and Pope calls PA a state.
PM Slams EU's Hypocrisy Following Belgium AttackPM slams EU for 'condemn[ing] an apartment in Jerusalem, but do not denounce the murder of Jews here or in Europe itself.'
Police Arrest Protestors at King David's TombTwenty-six men arrested for protesting rumored holy site transfer to the Vatican; Holy See to visit the site in just a few hours.
Pope Urges Religious Freedom, Peace in SyriaThe Holy See kicks off three-day Middle East visit in Jordan with strong message of peace and tolerance.
Vatican Says Pope to Demand 'Sovereign Palestine'Vatican's Secretary of State says pope during visit will talk about 'Palestinian right to sovereign, independent homeland.'
What's Really Going on at King David's Tomb?Government officials keep denying rumors the site will be handed over to the Vatican - so why are so many people still concerned?
Restraining Orders on 'Extremists' for Papal Visit'Right-wing activists' to be put on house arrest during papal visit, police announce. Are efforts to ramp up security going too far?