Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Catholic leader pays homage to victims of Holocaust during liquidation of Vilnius ghetto 75 years ago.AFP, 9/23/2018, 3:31 PM

MIAs families' letters given to the Pope

Labor chairman Avi Gabbay meets Pope Francis, discusses Middle East and the ways to promote peace.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 5:43 AM

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

Pope: ‘Never forget the Shoah’

"It should be a warning of an obligation to reconciliation, of reciprocal comprehension and love toward our ‘elder brothers,’ the Jews."JTA, 6/13/2018, 3:45 PM

Pope 'very worried' by Mideast 'spiral of violence'

Pope Francis 'worried' about 'escalation of tensions,' emphasizes that 'war begets war.'AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2018, 1:32 PM

Pope Francis calls for 'peace in the Holy Land'

Pope calls for end to violence after thousands riot at Israel-Gaza border.JTA, 4/1/2018, 5:12 PM

Pope: Europe can do more to fight anti-Semitism

Catholic leader: 'The Church, mindful of the patrimony she shares with the Jews, decries anti-Semitism at any time and by anyone.'JTA, 1/30/2018, 5:49 PM

Erdogan, Pope to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move

Turkish president to visit Vatican, discuss response to US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2018, 7:03 PM

US poll: Bernie Sanders and Netanyahu most admired Jewish men

New Gallup poll finds Obama, Trump, and Pope Francis, respectively, topping the list of Americans' most admired men of 2017.JTA, 12/28/2017, 7:33 AM

Israeli balloon helped protect Pope Francis in South America

Israeli-made observation balloon used by Pope's security detail to protect pontiff during visits to South America and Africa.JTA, 9/26/2017, 8:34 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 calls for ‘moderation' following Temple Mount violence

Pope Francis prays for end to violence since terror attack on Temple Mount.JTA, 7/23/2017, 7:24 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

Barghouti's wife urges Pope to help her husband

Wife of archterrorist Marwan Barghouti calls on Pope Francis to intervene in terrorist hunger strike.Ben Ariel, 5/11/2017, 5:07 AM

Watch: Pope dances to hasidic music

Group of Hasidic Jews led by Rabbi Edgar Gluck serenades Pope with hasidic song titled 'Long years shall satiate him'.JTA, 5/8/2017, 10:47 PM

Pope repeats concentration camps comparison

Pope Francis repeats assertion that some migrant holding centers in Europe are like concentration camps.Ben Ariel, 4/30/2017, 5:33 AM

Pope calls European refugee centers 'concentration camps'

American Jewish Committee criticizes Pope Francis for calling refugee and migrant centers in Europe “concentration camps.”JTA, 4/23/2017, 6:50 PM

Pope Francis condemns anti-Semitism

Pope Francis meets ADL delegation, denounces "widespread" anti-Semitism.JTA, 2/10/2017, 4:00 AM

Pope Francis prays for memory of Alberto Nisman

Pope Francis tells former wife of late Argentine special prosecutor that he prays for his memory and their two daughters.JTA, 1/26/2017, 3:28 AM

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

Pope Francis hopes for Israel-PA peace

Pope Francis urges Israelis and Palestinian Arabs to "write a new page of history".Ben Ariel, 12/26/2016, 4:38 AM

MK Hazan calls on Pope to condemn UNESCO decision

MK Oren Hazan writes letter to Pope Francis asking him to support Israel and condemn UNESCO decision.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2016, 11:56 AM

Obama, Clinton, world leaders to attend Peres funeral

Obama, Clinton among world leaders set to travel to Israel Friday for funeral of former President Shimon Peres.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/28/2016, 10:17 AM

Pope Francis to hold 2nd Soccer for Peace match

Israeli soccer player Eran Zahavi headlines video announcing Pope Francis’ second Soccer for Peace exhibition match.JTA, 9/16/2016, 5:03 AM

Trump sends well wishes to Peres

Republican presidential candidate sends a personal letter to Israel’s former President, wishing him a swift recovery from his stroke.Elad Benari, 9/16/2016, 3:43 AM

Zuckerberg, Pope Francis talk technology and charitable giving

Facebook founder and Pope meet a private audience at the Vatican.JTA, 8/30/2016, 2:19 AM

Pope equates capitalism with terrorism

"When you place at the center of the world economy the 'God of Money,' that's terrorism against all humanity."Tal Polon, 8/1/2016, 11:29 AM

Pope Francis becomes newest Krakow JCC member

Pope Francis is the newest member of the Krakow Jewish Community Center.JTA, 8/1/2016, 5:35 AM

Pope: Human cruelty didn't end in Auschwitz

Hours after historic Auschwitz visit, Pope Francis says "the same thing is happening" today in many places.JTA, 8/1/2016, 4:07 AM

Pope walks alone through Auschwitz

Pope Francis visits former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, meets survivors.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/30/2016, 2:02 AM

Pope Francis set to visit Auschwitz today

In an important stop on his visit to Poland, Pope Francis will meet with Holocaust survivors at Auschwitz death camp.AFP, 7/29/2016, 7:40 AM

Rabbi to Pope: Remove church from Auschwitz

Rabbi Avi Weiss writes: "A church does not belong at the largest Jewish cemetery in the world.”JTA, 7/28/2016, 8:17 PM

Vatican ecumenism forsakes Egypt’s Christian minorities

For Pope Francis, ecumenical zeal is more his quest than a real concern for solutions to the rise of jihad. However, the Vatican’s ecumenism comes at the expense of Egypt’s human rights. Ashraf Ramelah, 7/21/2016, 11:02 AM

Pope to Peres: No one has right to kill in name of religion

Former President Shimon Peres meets with Pope Francis in Rome, discuss terror and peace process.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2016, 8:50 PM

Rabbi Sacks understands Europe better than the Pope

It is ironic that a Jewish religious leader understands Europe’s disaster more clearly than the Pope. It also seems that Lord Sacks cares more about Europe’s roots than the head of Catholicism. Giulio Meotti, 6/10/2016, 8:04 AM

Pope Francis to visit Auschwitz

Pope Francis to visit Auschwitz on July 29 as part of a five-day trip to Poland.JTA, 6/10/2016, 5:57 AM

'Never react to provocations,' Pope tells Israeli musician

Pope cites story of Cain and Abel in giving advice to Israeli YouTuber.JTA, 5/31/2016, 9:58 PM

Pope rules out meeting with Sanders

Vatican says Pope Francis has no plans to meet with Democratic presidential candidate when he speaks at a Vatican conference.Ben Ariel, 4/15/2016, 4:38 AM

Bernie Sanders 'hopes to meet the Pope' at Vatican conference

Jewish presidential hopeful says he's a 'big fan' of the Pope, hopes they'll meet ahead of NY primary - where Catholic vote crucial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2016, 8:27 PM

Pope Francis calls to accept gays

In a major shift of Catholic tenets of faith, pope releases paper instructing Catholics on how to live, tells them to accept homosexuals.Ari Yashar, 4/8/2016, 2:46 PM

Arab ‘peace teacher' wins prize, is greeted with war chants

Primary school teacher Hanan al-Hroub wins $1M Global Teacher Prize. Her name was announced by the pope.Gil Ronen, 3/15/2016, 9:55 PM

Pope Francis to visit Auschwitz in July

Pope Francis to visit Nazi concentration camp as part of his visit to Poland.Ben Ariel, 3/13/2016, 6:39 AM

Pope says Islamist terror is uniting Christians

In meeting with Ethiopian Orthodox leader, Pope Francis says 'blood of martyrs of different churches will be seed of Christian unity.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/29/2016, 3:18 PM

Vatican: Pope's comments on Trump 'not personal'

Vatican says remarks about building a wall to prevent immigration being "not Christian" were not personally directed at Trump.Ben Ariel, Canada, 2/19/2016, 11:23 PM

Pope says Trump is 'not Christian'

Trump fires back: if ISIS attacks Vatican, Pope would have 'wished and prayed' that he would be president.Gil Ronen, 2/18/2016, 11:03 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

Pope Francis expected to visit Auschwitz in July

Vatican spokesman says Pope visit at death camp is "highly probable".Ben Ariel, 1/29/2016, 5:44 AM

The Pope and Islam on Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Pope's timing was apalling, but then, the EU is worse. Giulio Meotti, 1/28/2016, 12:01 AM

Rome covers nude statues for Rouhani

Statues at Rome's Capitoline Museum were hidden before Iranian president Rouhani and Italian PM Renzi arrived there.Gil Ronen, 1/26/2016, 8:54 PM

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

Pope Francis, condemn the slaying of Israeli mothers

One word was conspicuously missing from the Pope's speech at the synagogue in Rome. Giulio Meotti, 1/18/2016, 7:35 PM

Pope hails ties with Jews on landmark synagogue visit

Pope Francis makes his first visit to Rome's Great Synagogue, lauding the 'unbreakable bond between Jews and Christians.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2016, 8:37 PM

Security hyped for Pope's visit to Rome's main Synagogue

Pope Francis to visit main Roman synagogue and meet with Jewish community leaders on Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2016, 1:49 PM

Historic Vatican accord with 'Palestine' takes 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

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