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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: 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': Pope to 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

Sanders 'hopes to meet the Pope' at Vatican event

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' 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 makes 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 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' 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

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

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

Take A Pill, Chill, Love The World

It could be worse, though I don’t know how. Jack Engelhard, 9/27/2015, 6:35 AM

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

At Congress Pope Praises Obama Over Cuba, Iran

Pope Francis praises 'courage and daring' in rapprochement with despotic regimes, days after Cuba visit in which activists were repressed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 6:00 PM

Pope Visits Nuns Opposing ObamaCare Abortion

Francis makes 'brief but symbolic' visit to convent of nuns leading legal fight against ObamaCare’s birth control mandate.Arutz Sheva staff, 9/24/2015, 5:41 PM

Cuba Represses Dissidents Amid Pope's Visit

State Dept.'s response to detaining of activists to keep them from the pope is to point out a sharp tweet - but nothing more.Ari Yashar, 9/22/2015, 3:55 PM

'Rivka Didn't Bow to Pope' – the True Story

Heroic tale of haredi woman in presidential entourage who refused to bow to pope was a little overstated.Gil Ronen, 9/8/2015, 10:33 AM

Jews Contrast Their Experiences with Refugees'

Pope Francis urged Catholic institutions to open their doors and house Syrian refugees until they could get on the their feet.Moshe Cohen, 9/6/2015, 5:30 PM

Rivlin Hails Shared Roots of Judaism, Christianity

Israel President presents Pope Francis with copy of ancient stone tablet bearing earliest-known inscription of 'House of David.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2015, 2:45 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 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

Will Pope's US Visit Influence Iran Deal's Fate?

Left-leaning pope will address Congress just as Iran deal drama comes to a head there.Gil Ronen, 8/23/2015, 4:24 PM

Pope Condemns 'Third World War' on ME Christians

Vatican calls mass exodus, persecution of Christians throughout the region 'genocide' and urges world leaders to act.Tova Dvorin, 7/10/2015, 9:06 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

Pope: Why Weren't Railroads to Auschwitz Bombed?

Pope Francis denounces world for failing to act to prevent the deaths of Jews in death camps during World War II.Ben Ariel, 6/22/2015, 2:15 AM

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

Media Joins in 'Adopting' New Saints for PA Cause

Watchdog notes media outlets parroting PA claim that 18th century nuns were part of a 'Palestinian struggle' which didn't exist.Hillel Fendel, 5/20/2015, 1:09 PM

Pope Only Said Abbas 'A Bit' of an Angel of Peace

AP, Reuters, admit mis-translation - and Vatican spokesman insists no offense was meant.Ari Soffer, 5/19/2015, 9:21 PM

Vatican Defends 'Angel of Peace' Remark to Abbas

Doublespeak? Vatican insists 'angel of peace' remarks 'encouraged' Abbas toward peace - but can't verify what Pope actually said.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2015, 4:18 PM

Does Abbas Own The Pope?

His Holiness met with the un-holiest, creepiest man on earth, Mahmoud Abbas, and gave him everything he wanted. Jack Engelhard, 5/18/2015, 4:12 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2015, 12:35 PM

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."Matt Wanderman, 5/16/2015, 9:36 PM

The Vatican Against the Jews

The Vatican’s decision should be read as an historic stance against the rights of the Jewish people to their own land. Giulio Meotti, 5/14/2015, 3:02 AM

Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'

Foreign Ministry warns that the Vatican's step will not bring peace, may change Israel-Vatican relations.Nitzan Keidar, 5/13/2015, 7:27 PM

Castro Says He May Return to Catholicism

Cuban leader says he was so impressed with Pope Francis he might go back to the Church. Adds: 'I mean what I say.'Arutz Sheva staff, 5/10/2015, 8:48 PM

Pope to Canonize First 'Palestinian Saints'

Pope to canonize two Arab nuns who lived in Israel under Ottoman rule as 'Palestinian' saints in the Vatican this month.Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 7:41 PM

ADL Praises Pope's Condemnation of Anti-Semitism

ADL welcomes Pope's call for all Christians to unequivocally condemn hatred against Jews.Tova Dvorin, 4/21/2015, 11:49 AM