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

Pope Francis to visit synagogue in Rome ghetto

Pope to become third pontiff to visit Rome's main synagogue, in ghetto where Jews were confined by Vatican until end of 1800s.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2015, 8:42 PM

Pope Francis to visit Auschwitz

Polish president says Pope Francis asked him in recent meeting for chance to pray for Holocaust victims at death camp next summer.Nissan Tzur, 11/10/2015, 10:12 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