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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

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

Australian Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy dead at 96

Cassidy served as President of the Commission for the Religious Relations with the Jews, advocated for dialogue between Catholics and Jews.

Australian Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy dead at 96

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

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

Vatican summons Israeli, US ambassadors to express concern over sovereignty

In a highly unusual move, Vatican summons both US and Israeli ambassadors to express concern about possible sovereignty move by Israel.

Vatican summons Israeli, US ambassadors

Vatican worried about Israeli sovereignty

Vatican officials meet PA officials, express 'concern' over possible application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

Vatican worried about Israeli sovereignty

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

Vatican unseals secret archive on Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII

Archives on controversial World War Two-era pope unsealed.

Vatican unseals secret archive on Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII

Archives on controversial war-time Pope Pius XII set to open

Vatican's archives on Pope Pius XII, who served during the Holocaust, to be unsealed on March 2.

Archives on controversial war-time Pope Pius XII set to open

Vatican speaks out against US statement on 'settlements'

Holy See doesn't mention Pompeo statement but says "recent decisions risk undermining Israeli-Palestinian peace process".

Vatican speaks out against US statement on 'settlements'

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

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 line from the Holocaust to Ireland's BDS vote starts in Rome

The line from the Holocaust to Ireland's BDS vote starts in Rome

The Dolomites of the Middle East

The Dolomites of the Middle East

Controversy over new tunnel under David's Tomb

Activists protest secret tunnel connecting Christian clergy residence to Church at holy site. 'Israeli authorities doing Vatican's bidding.'

Controversy over new tunnel under David's Tombplayer

Somali man who threatened to attack Vatican arrested

Italian police arrest 20-year-old ISIS member who threatened to bomb churches in Italy, including St. Peter's Basilica.

Somali man who threatened to attack Vatican arrested

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

Vatican, Rabbinate prepare joint statement against euthanasia

Israeli Chief Rabbinate and Vatican to issue joint statement condemning assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Vatican, Rabbinate prepare joint statement against euthanasia

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

Vatican announces sainthood for Pope Paul VI for October

Reigned from 1963-78, visited Jerusalem in January '64 on brief trip to Israel and Jordan, marking 1st time reigning pope visited Holy Land.

Vatican announces sainthood for Pope Paul VI for October

How Poland once spoke about the Shoah

How Poland once spoke about the Shoah

'Through ups and downs, we have always remained strong friends'

President Rivlin welcomes Vatican's Papal Nuncio and three new ambassadors to Israel.

'Through ups and downs, we have always remained strong friends'

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.

Rabbis seek pope’s cooperation in fighting Islamic extremism

Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

Pope Francis defrocks Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.

Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

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.'

Pope names two rabbis to Pontifical Academy of Life

Vatican, Israel closer to resolving property, tax issues

Israel, Vatican says they are close to concluding negotiations on decades old tax and property disputes.

Vatican, Israel closer to resolving property, tax issues

President Trump heads to Vatican

Trump heads to Vatican, human rights groups push Pope to talk about death penalty, torture.

President Trump heads to Vatican

WATCH: Trump will 'unite civilized world against terrorism'

In weekly address, President Trump says first presidential trip aims to unite world against terrorism, calls PM Netanyahu a 'good friend.'

WATCH: Trump will 'unite civilized world against terrorism'

Vatican to join with Rome Jewish community on menorah exhibition

Exhibition will feature menorahs from around the world, as well as Christian artifacts inspired by Temple menorah.

Vatican to join with Rome Jewish community on menorah exhibition

Abbas warns moving US Embassy will 'bury hopes for peace'

PA Chairman says anything legitmizing 'illegal Israeli annexation' will 'bury hopes for two-state solution' and 'fuel extremism.'

Abbas warns moving US Embassy will 'bury hopes for peace'

PA establishes "Palestinian" embassy in the Vatican

PA chairman and Pope Francis attend inauguration of embassy of "Palestine" at the Vatican.

PA establishes "Palestinian" embassy in the Vatican

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.

Pope Francis and Abbas to meet at the Vatican

Who is behind the bus ads in Rome for a 'trip to Palestine?'

Is the Vatican's travel agency involved in the "Palestine trip" bus ads whose itinerary includes Jerusalem sites holy to Christians?

Who is behind the bus ads in Rome for a 'trip to Palestine?'

Chief Rabbinate and Vatican: reverse UNESCO decision

A joint committee of the Israeli Rabbinate and the Vatican issued a statement calling on world leaders to reverse the Jerusalem UNESCO vote.

Chief Rabbinate and Vatican: reverse UNESCO decision

Vatican buses promote trips to Jerusalem, “Palestine”

Vatican buses promote trips to Jerusalem, “Palestine”