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Vatican to release WWII-era ‘Jewish files’ online, including unanswered pleas to the pope

Pope Francis has ordered 170 volumes of Jewish requests for help from the Catholic Church during World War II to be published online.

Vatican to release WWII-era ‘Jewish files’ online

Pope hosts Yad Vashem director at Vatican

In a first, the Pope hosts director of Israel's Holocaust museum - but doesn't discuss Catholic Church’s Holocaust controversies.

Pope hosts Yad Vashem director at Vatican

B’nai B’rith meets Pope France, talks about advancing interfaith relations

B’nai B’rtih International delegation meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, urges world to unite against antisemitism.

B’nai B’rith meets Pope France for interfaith dialogue

Report: Pope Francis cancels visit to Israel

Political source says wave of terrorism in Israel had an effect on Vatican's decision to cancel the visit at this time.

Pope Francis cancels visit to Israel

Pope Francis: 'NATO 'barked at Putin's door' prior to invasion

Mainstream media outlets are accusing the Pope of stoking a 'conspiracy theory' as he seems to defend Russia's Putin.

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Pope Francis: Putin fomenting the winds of war

Pope Francis slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he thought wars in middle Europe were a thing of the past.

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Board of Deputies president meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Meeting was held to demonstrate strong inter-communal relationship between Jewish and Catholic communities.

Board of Deputies president meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pope meets Abbas, calls for 'two-state solution'

PA chairman holds private audience with Pope Francis, meets top Vatican officials who stress importance of resuming peace talks.

Pope meets Abbas, calls for 'two-state solution'

Rabbi Ratzon Arusi: 'Pope implied Jewish religious practice is obsolete'

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate calls on Pope Francis to clarify comments on Torah and Jewish law.

Leading rabbi: 'Pope implied Jewish practice is obsolete'

Pope Francis restricts Latin Mass that caused controversy with Jews

Pope Francis restricts use of liturgy which includes calls for the conversion of the Jews and formerly referred to Jewish 'blindness'.

Pope Francis restricts Latin Mass that calls for converting Jews

Watch: Pope Francis kisses number on hand of Auschwitz survivor

Pope Francis filmed kissing the number tattooed to the forearm of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp inmate.

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Pope Francis mourns Meron victims

Pope Francis expresses his “closeness” to the people of Israel in the wake of the deadly Lag b’Omer catastrophe at Mount Meron.

Pope Francis mourns Meron victims

Watch: Pope Francis meets Iraq's Shia leader

Pope Francis met with Shia leader Ali al-Sistani, responsible, in part, for driving away ISIS.

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Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churches

Pope Francis currently visiting Christian centers damaged during ISIS onslaught, trying to bring hope, renewal to local communities.

Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churchesplayer

Moved by her story, Pope Francis visits Holocaust survivor Edith Bruck at home in Rome

Pope Francis becomes so moved by testimony of local Holocaust survivor, he decided to pay her a visit over the weekend.

Moved by her story, Pope pays house call to Holocaust survivor

President Rivlin speaks to Pope

Israeli President speaks to the Pope as Jews celebrate Hanukkah and Christians prepare for Christmas in the shadow of COVID-19.

President Rivlin speaks to Pope

Pope Francis’ silence about a forced conversion to Islam

The street from Christianity to Islam is one way. Woe to he who tries to go the other way. Even the pope will not come to his aid. Opinion.

Pope Francis’ silence about a forced conversion to Islam

Rivlin speaks to Pope in light of coronavirus pandemic

President Rivlin to Pope Francis: We are fighting a stubborn and cruel enemy together, and that is how we will overcome it.

Rivlin speaks to Pope in light of coronavirus pandemic

Worldwide Catholic Church leader calls to keep Sabbath

In a video circulating the web, Supreme Pontiff Pope Francis calls on believers to keep Sabbath as 'the Jews followed and still observe.'

Worldwide Catholic Church leader calls to keep Sabbathplayer

EJC President bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Dr. Moshe Kantor discussed next World Holocaust Forums to focus on ethical and moral issues.

Jewish group bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

Pope Francis condemns ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitsm

Pope meets delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Pope Francis condemns ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitsm

Supreme Pontiff Pope Francis slaps away believer's hand

Worldwide Catholic Church leader loses cool when earnest pilgrim seeking spiritual munificence expresses devotion.

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Pope Francis to Jewish NGO chief: Pray for me in Jerusalem

Pope makes special request of Jewish charity dedicated to helping children with cancer. 'Pray for me and the world's children in Jerusalem.'

Pope Francis to Jewish NGO chief: Pray for me in Jerusalem

'Pope Francis never lost touch with Rabbi Sacca'

Pope Francis meets representatives of Hispanic Jewry organizations at Vatican.

'Pope Francis never lost touch with Rabbi Sacca'

Pope urged by Jews to take care over 'Pharisees' talk

Pharisees should be 'put in context,' AJC's Rabbi Rosen says.

Pope urged by Jews to take care over 'Pharisees' talk

Pope Francis cares more about migrants than persecuted Christians

Pope Francis cares more about migrants than persecuted Christians

Pope Francis, Morrocon king, hold interreligious dialogue

Vatican spokesman calls meeting 'significant event,' says it marks first time imam training institute welcomed a pope.

Pope Francis, Morrocon king, hold interreligious dialogue

Jewish groups praise Vatican's decision to open WWII archives

American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League welcome Vatican's decision to open the archives of Pius XII.

Jewish groups praise Vatican's decision to open WWII archives

Vatican to open archives on WW2-era Pope

Pope Francis announces archives on Pope accused of not saving Jews during the Holocaust 8 years early.

Vatican to open archives on WW2-era Pope

The Pope kissed a notorious Islamist anti-Semite

The Pope kissed a notorious Islamist anti-Semite

Rabbi invited to Abu Dhabi by the Pope

Foundation for Ethnic Understanding President Rabbi Marc Schneier hails recognition of Jewish community of Dubai.

Rabbi invited to Abu Dhabi by the Pope

Abbas welcomes Pope's call for talks with Israel

PA chairman says PA is ready to resume peace talks with Israel on basis of international law and relevant UN resolutions.

Abbas welcomes Pope's call for talks with Israel

Pope calls for resumption of Israeli-PA negotiations

Pope Francis uses holiday address to call for resumption of final status negotiations between Israel and Palestinian Authority.

Pope calls for resumption of Israeli-PA negotiations

Pope calls for 'two-state solution' during meeting with Abbas

Pope Francis meets PA chairman at Vatican, briefs him on "Israeli violations against Palestinians".

Pope calls for 'two-state solution' during meeting with Abbas

Pope Francis: ‘A Christian cannot be an anti-Semite’

Pontiff laments anti-Semitic attacks, calls to 'ban anti-Semitism' during audience with Jewish emissaries.

Pope Francis: ‘A Christian cannot be an anti-Semite’

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'

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

Catholic leader pays homage to victims of Holocaust during liquidation of Vilnius ghetto 75 years ago.

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

MIAs families' letters given to the Pope

Labor chairman Avi Gabbay meets Pope Francis, discusses Middle East and the ways to promote peace.

MIAs families' letters given to the Pope

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.

Report: Labor chief to meet Pope Francis

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’