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Open letter to Pope Bergoglio

You gave the rabbis in Italy your word that you would not denigrate “Pharisees” in your sermons but you are doiing it again. Op-ed.

Open letter to Pope Bergoglio

If Mexico demands Pope apologize for Mayans, let's demand Islam apologize for Temple Mount

Muslims have the same claim to Hagia Sophia or Temple Mount as Columbus had for the Mayan Pyramids. Opinion.

Apologize for Columbus? Let Islam apologize for Temple Mount

New report shows Vatican urged pope not to protest Nazi deportations of Italy's Jews

Vatican hid Holocaust orphans from their families and urged Pope Pius XII not to protest deportations.

New report shows Vatican urged pope not to protest deportations

Monotheistic faiths sign joint paper against euthanasia

Historic meeting at the Vatican: World religious leaders join Chief Rabbis' call in denouncing assisted suicide.

Monotheistic faiths sign joint paper against euthanasia

Pope Francis send letter to Argentinian Jews on AMIA bombing

Pope sends letter to Argentine Jewish political umbrella group head of 25th anniversary of attack on Jewish center in which 85 murdered.

Pope Francis send letter to Argentinian Jews on AMIA bombing

Pope: Anti-Semitic Christians 'reject own origins'

Pope Francis laments 'outbreak of anti-Semitic attacks in various countries.' 'An excessive and depraved hatred is taking root.'

 Pope: Anti-Semitic Christians 'reject own origins'

Pope condemns synagogue shooting as 'inhuman act'

Pope Francis addresses mass-shooting at Jewish house of prayer which left 11 dead, calling massacre 'an inhuman act of violence.'

Pope condemns synagogue shooting as 'inhuman act'

'Yesh Atid wants to join Netanyahu government'

Zionist Union chairman slams Yesh Atid party, says his is the 'only option' for replacing PM Netanyahu.

'Yesh Atid wants to join Netanyahu government'

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."

Pope: ‘Never forget the Shoah’

Serial cancellation? Argentinian team nixed meeting with Pope

Even before cancellation of friendly match with Israel, Argentinian national team cancelled preplanned meeting with Pope, born in Argentina.

Serial cancellation? Argentinian team nixed meeting with Pope

Rabbi clarifies video of singing in front of pope

Singing and dancing began 'spontaneously without my foreknowledge or consent.'

Rabbi clarifies video of singing in front of pope

Pope speaks about Holocaust Memorial Day

On International Holocaust Memorial Day, EJC President Kantor meets with the Pope at the Vatican and gives him a blessing for his home.

Pope speaks about Holocaust Memorial Dayplayer

Pope, religious leaders meet for peace talks

Pope holds, 'World Day of Prayer,' speaks of peace with religious leaders of all faiths, and says that Islam is not terrorism.

Pope, religious leaders meet for peace talks

Pope's 'intense' relationship with married woman

Letters received by BBC document how Pope John Paul II held a 30-year-old eyebrow-raising relationship with a woman.

Ex-pope's 'intense' relationship with married woman revealed

Pope Hails Iran Nuclear Deal

Speaking Sunday, Pope Francis hailed the pending nuclear deal with Iran as 'a definitive step toward a more secure and fraternal world.'

Pope Hails Iran Nuclear Deal

Kotel Rabbi Tells Pope: 'We Have Returned Home'

Rabbi says Jews merited great miracle to return home after scorn of exile, quotes prophets on world learning Torah from Israel.

Kotel Rabbi Tells Pope: 'We Have Returned Home'

Police Arrest 'Extremists' For Anti-Pope Notices

Freedom of expression lost in Jerusalem as two youths arrested for 'crime' of posting notices, distanced for 'disruptive intentions.'

Police Arrest 'Extremists' For Anti-Pope Notices

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.'

Vatican Says Pope Will Demand 'Sovereign Palestine'

Police Turn to Court to Stop Pope Protests

Despite IDF refusal to give order distancing Jewish minor from Jerusalem, police turn to court - and were rejected.

Court Rejects Police 'Restraining Order' to Stop Pope Protests

Church Official: Arrest Rabbi Ginsburgh

If Israel is serious about eliminating 'price tag' attacks, mass arrests - including of rabbis - are needed, a top church official said

Church Official: Arrest Yitzhar Yeshiva Head Before Pope's Visit

Pope To 'Recognize Palestine'?

PA, Arab Christian officials say pope is starting his visit in Bethlehem in order to send a political message.

Pope Will 'Recognize Palestine, Call to End Occupation'

Pope Plans Full State Visit

The Pope's upcoming visit to Israel will be a full state visit, with meetings set with the Prime Minister, President, and Chief Rabbis

Pope Plans Full State Visit

King David's Tomb to Remain in Israel's Hands

The Prime Minister's Office calls reports that Mount Zion will be transferred to the Vatican 'fundamental lies.'

King David's Tomb to Remain in Israel's Hands

MK to Pope: Stop Christian Arab IDF Recruitment

MK Basel Ghattas submits plea to Vatican to stem rise in Christian Arab recruitment to IDF before upcoming visit.

Arab MK Pleads with Pope to Stop Christians Enlisting in IDF

Abbas to Christians: Visit PA During Papal Visit

PA Chairman, ever the opportunist, uses reports of Papal visit to encourage PA tourism, rally for more international support.

Abbas to Christians Worldwide: Visit PA During Papal Visit

Pope's First Holy Land Trip: 'in May'

Pope Francis is to make a brief visit to Israel and the territories occupied by the Palestinian Authority.

Pope's First Holy Land Trip: 'in May'

Pope Francis Launches Anti-War Campaign

As US President Obama campaigns for support for military intervention in Syria, Catholic leader rallies opposition.

Pope Francis Launches Anti-War Campaign

Pope: 'True Christian Cannot Be Anti-Semite'

"Because of our common roots, a true Christian cannot be anti-Semitic," says Pope Francis.

Pope: 'True Christian Cannot Be Anti-Semite'

Pope Francis Extends Passover Greetings

Pope Francis extends Passover wishes to Jewish community in a gesture aimed at strengthening relations between the two religions.

Pope Francis Extends Passover Greetings to Jewish Community

Peres to New Pope: Come to Israel

President Peres congratulated the new pope on being chosen for the office at a meeting with Church leaders Thursday.

Peres to New Pope: Come to Israel

New Pope Said to Have Good Relations With Jews

The Roman College of Cardinals on Monday evening elected Jorge Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, as its new Pope

New Pope Said to Have Good Relations With Argentine Jews

PM Netanyahu Thanks Pope Ahead of Retirement

PM Netanyahu sent a letter to outgoing Pope Benedict XVI thanking him for his work on behalf of strengthening interfaith ties.

PM Netanyahu Thanks Pope Ahead of Retirement

Chief Rabbis Laud Pope for Fighting Anti-Semitism

Israel’s chief rabbis respond to the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, say that he worked hard to fight anti-Semitism.

Chief Rabbis Laud Pope's Work to Fight Anti-Semitism

Rabbis: Hope Next Pope Will Fight Hate, Too

The European Rabbinical Council said that it hoped that Pope Benedict's replacement would continue to fight anti-Semitism as the Pope did

European Rabbis: Hope Next Pope Will Fight Hate, Too

Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday that he will be resigning from his post on Feb 28.

Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation

Christian Leader to Ask Pope: Recognize Palestine

The Melkite Greek Catholic Church leader will ask the pope to recognize the Palestinian state when he visits Lebanon.

Lebanese Christian Leader to Ask Pope to Recognize 'Palestine'

Yad Vashem Softens Criticism of Pope Pius XII

Yad Vashem has modified its account of Pope Pius XII’s actions toward the Jews during WWII, following a long diplomatic dispute.

Yad Vashem Softens Criticism of Pope Pius XII

Church In Cuba Seeks To Consolidate Own Presence

The Catholic Church in Poland is seeking to exploit the weakened state of the Communist regime in Cuba.

Similarities And Differences Between Two Papal Visits to Cuba

Pope Quiet on PA Cleansing

Pope meets Palestinian Authority chairman at Vatican, avoids public fuss over PA’s systematic anti-Christian violence.

Pope Meets Abbas, Keeps Quiet on Cleansing of Christians

Pope Absolves Jews of Blame

Pope Benedict XVI blames the 'Temple Aristocracy' for the crucifixion, absolving the Jews of collective guilt.

Pope: Don't Blame Jews for Crucifixion