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

Vatican 'Greatly Concerned' Over Violence in Israel, Syria

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 as 'Political Goodwill'

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 Refugee's European Experience With Their Own

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

In Vatican, 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

Amid Strained Ties, 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 Middle East 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 Historic 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 the Railroad Routes 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 Nationalist 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

News Agencies Clarify: Pope Only Said Abbas 'A Bit' of an Angel

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 Mahmoud 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 the 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 with Abbas, Calls Him '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 Francis 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 Commends Pope Francis'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

Pope Condemns Rise in European Anti-Semitism

Pope Francis says every Christian must condemn all forms of anti-Semitism during meeting with Conference of European Rabbis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2015, 10:10 PM

European Rabbis to Meet Pope in the Vatican

Leading European rabbis are set to meet with Pope Francis on Monday in the Vatican, where they will discuss the new anti-Semitism in Europe.Yaakov Levi, 4/19/2015, 8:19 PM

Erdogan Attacks Pope over Armenian Genocide Recognition

Furious Erdogan calls statement on genocide conducted by Turks 'nonsense,' warns pope not to speak about it again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2015, 7:07 PM

UN Chief Doesn't Support Pope's Comments on Armenian Genocide

Spokesman for Ban Ki-moon says he considers the slaughter of Armenians "atrocity crimes".Ben Ariel, 4/14/2015, 6:47 AM

Turkish Anger at Pope for Calling Armenian Massacres 'Genocide'

Ankara summons Vatican ambassador after Pope Francis compares massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey to Holocaust, Stalinism.Ari Soffer, 4/12/2015, 5:38 PM

Pope Recognizes Armenian Genocide, Threatening Ties with Turkey

Deaths of 1 million Armenians during WWI declared 'first genocide of 20th century'; Francis notes to say otherwise is 'denying evil.'Tova Dvorin, 4/12/2015, 1:21 PM

Islam Wants to Convert Rome

There are three "Romes". Will each of them fall before the Islamic hordes? The Pope has already capitulated. Giulio Meotti, 3/10/2015, 11:18 AM

Former MI6 Chief Says West Shouldn't Insult Islam

Ex-UK spy chief agrees with Pope's controversial comments over Paris attack; says Mohammed cartoonists should expect 'an angry response'.Ari Soffer, 1/20/2015, 10:48 PM

Did the Pope Justify the Charlie Hebdo Massacre?

Vatican rushes to defuse statements by Pope Francis, who said those who 'insult the faith of others' can 'expect a punch.'Ari Yashar, 1/16/2015, 1:56 PM

Even the Pope Calls on the World to End ISIS Barbarism

The Pope has removed the mask from hypocritical members of the UN. Every member must declare where it stands when it comes to eliminating Islamic State - now. David Singer, 12/8/2014, 11:12 AM

Pope Francis Calls on Muslim Leaders to Condemn Terrorism

Pope Francis says a global condemnation of terrorism by Muslim leaders would help dispel the stereotype that equates Islam with terror.Ben Ariel, 12/1/2014, 4:12 AM

Pope Condemns 'Barbaric' ISIS Attacks

Pope Francis condemns the "extremist and fundamentalist" ISIS, and calls for inter-religious cooperation to fight it.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/28/2014, 9:40 PM

Pope Supports 'Dialogue' With ISIS - Which is Trying to Kill Him

ISIS is targeting Pope Francis for assassination; he says dialogue 'almost impossible' but 'my door is always open.'Ari Yashar, 11/25/2014, 10:12 PM

Pope Francis Condemns Synagogue Attack, Urges 'Reconciliation'

Pope slams 'unacceptable' massacre in Har Nof, calls for 'courageous decisions' to make peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2014, 1:24 PM

Vatican Pledges 100K Euros To Auschwitz Museum

Donation to help upkeep for death camp's preservation - and save the Vatican's image.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2014, 7:03 PM

Pope Francis: 'Religion Cannot Justify Violence'

Holy See makes reference to Islamist extremism in trip to Albania to promote religious tolerance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2014, 3:07 PM

Security Beefed Up at Vatican over Islamic State Attack Fears

Intelligence services intercept Arabs discussing 'doing something in Vatican,' as ISIS makes 'credible' threats on Pope Francis.Ari Yashar, 9/20/2014, 7:30 PM

Pope Says Christians in Iraq Suffering 'Just Like the Jews'

'You have suffered, now it's our turn', Pope Francis reportedly told World Jewish Congress head; warned ISIS could spark 'World War Three.'AFP, 9/18/2014, 3:20 PM

Pope Francis: I Only Have 2-3 More Years to Live

Pope Francis speaks about his poor health for the first time, indicates the possibility of early retirement.Tova Dvorin, 8/19/2014, 10:53 AM