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Vatican summons Israeli, US ambassadors to express concern over sovereignty

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.Elad Benari, 02/07/2020 00:11
Vatican worried about Israeli sovereignty

Vatican worried about Israeli sovereignty

Vatican officials meet PA officials, express 'concern' over possible application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.AFP, 20/05/2020 17:51
Pope Francis’ silence about a forced conversion to Islam

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.Giulio Meotti, Italy, 15/05/2020 13:50
Vatican unseals secret archive on Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII

Vatican unseals secret archive on Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII

Archives on controversial World War Two-era pope unsealed.Marcy Oster/JTA, 02/03/2020 20:05
Archives on controversial war-time Pope Pius XII set to open

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.AFP, 20/02/2020 17:35
Vatican speaks out against US statement on 'settlements'

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".Ben Ariel, 21/11/2019 06:23
Pope urged by Jews to take care over 'Pharisees' talk

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

Pharisees should be 'put in context,' AJC's Rabbi Rosen says.AFP, 13/05/2019 09:36
Pope Francis cares more about migrants than persecuted Christians

Pope Francis cares more about migrants than persecuted Christians

The Pope seems to have made the migrants his sole mission. I don't understand. Giulio Meotti, 05/05/2019 07:00
Vatican to open archives on WW2-era Pope

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2019 17:26
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

Ireland is 87% Catholic: The Vatican could have prevented the pro-BDS vote in Ireland the same way it might have prevented the Holocaust. Ezequiel Doiny, 27/01/2019 07:59
The Dolomites of the Middle East

The Dolomites of the Middle East

Israel has to be as strong as a mountain, the Dolomites, for example. Giulio Meotti, 06/01/2019 00:39
Controversy over new tunnel under David's Tomb

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/12/2018 16:05
Somali man who threatened to attack Vatican arrested

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.Ben Ariel, 18/12/2018 04:42
Pope calls for 'two-state solution' during meeting with Abbas

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

Pope Francis meets PA chairman at Vatican, briefs him on "Israeli violations against Palestinians".Elad Benari, 04/12/2018 05:07
Vatican, Rabbinate prepare joint statement against euthanasia

Vatican, Rabbinate prepare joint statement against euthanasia

Israeli Chief Rabbinate and Vatican to issue joint statement condemning assisted suicide and euthanasia.JTA, 22/11/2018 21:07
Report: Labor chief to meet Pope Francis

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.David Rosenberg, 25/06/2018 10:54
Vatican announces sainthood for Pope Paul VI for October

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.JTA, 21/05/2018 17:38
How Poland once spoke about the Shoah

How Poland once spoke about the Shoah

A sobering revelation of how drastically the concept of turning wrong into right took off in Poland.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 28/02/2018 21:37
'Through ups and downs, we have always remained strong friends'

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

President Rivlin welcomes Vatican's Papal Nuncio and three new ambassadors to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2017 16:11
Rabbis seek pope’s cooperation in fighting Islamic extremism

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.JTA, 31/08/2017 22:33
Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

Pope Francis defrocks Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.AFP, 28/06/2017 19:39
Pope names two rabbis to Pontifical Academy of Life

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.'JTA, 18/06/2017 16:04
Vatican, Israel closer to resolving property, tax issues

Vatican, Israel closer to resolving property, tax issues

Israel, Vatican says they are close to concluding negotiations on decades old tax and property disputes.JTA, 15/06/2017 15:32
President Trump heads to Vatican

President Trump heads to Vatican

Trump heads to Vatican, human rights groups push Pope to talk about death penalty, torture.AFP, 24/05/2017 07:59
WATCH: Trump will 'unite civilized world against terrorism'

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2017 22:02
Vatican to join with Rome Jewish community on menorah exhibition

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.AFP, 21/02/2017 20:12
Abbas warns moving US Embassy will 'bury hopes for peace'

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.'AFP, 14/01/2017 19:09
PA establishes "Palestinian" embassy in the Vatican

PA establishes "Palestinian" embassy in the Vatican

PA chairman and Pope Francis attend inauguration of embassy of "Palestine" at the Vatican.Ben Ariel, Canada, 13/01/2017 22:29
Pope Francis and Abbas to meet at 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.Ben Ariel, 11/01/2017 04:36
Who is behind the bus ads in Rome for a 'trip to Palestine?'

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?Giulio Meotti, 02/12/2016 12:43
Chief Rabbinate and Vatican: reverse UNESCO decision

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2016 18:38
Israel turns to Vatican for help at UN

Israel turns to Vatican for help at UN

Israel asked the Vatican's representative to UNESCO to work to convince nations not to deny Jewish connection to JerusalemGary Willig, 13/10/2016 16:33
Swedish nun who saved Jews from Nazis made a saint

Swedish nun who saved Jews from Nazis made a saint

Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad rescued at least 12 Jews during the Holocaust, hiding them her convent in Rome.JTA, 06/06/2016 07:31
Vatican-backed group honors mass-murderer

Vatican-backed group honors mass-murderer

'Abu Jihad Tournament,' sponsored by Jerusalem organization funded by Vatican, honors terrorist responsible for more than 100 deaths.David Rosenberg, 02/05/2016 19:23
Italy: Terrorists wanted to attack Israeli embassy

Italy: Terrorists wanted to attack Israeli embassy

Italian police release arrest warrants for six for trying to join ISIS, planning attacks on Israeli embassy and Vatican.Matt Wanderman, 30/04/2016 23:24
An American Jew at the Pope's visit to the Rome Synagogue

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, 02/02/2016 08:00
Rabbi asks pope to recognize Israel as Jewish

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, 20/01/2016 09:06
Charlie Hebdo special edition 'attacks God'

Charlie Hebdo special edition 'attacks God'

One year from jihadist attack secular satire paper blames 'idea of God,' Vatican accuses cartoonists of using God to justify hatred.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2016 14:08
Historic Vatican accord with 'Palestine' in effect

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, 02/01/2016 17:58
Church has no plans to stop missionizing Jews

Church has no plans to stop missionizing Jews

New Vatican document precludes "institutional mission work" but says believers are "called upon to bear witness" to Jews.Hillel Fendel, 23/12/2015 16:25
Iran's Rouhani to meet the pope next month

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, 22/12/2015 19:14
A gift from the Pope

A gift from the Pope

The time tested principle in our relations with gentiles is: When they threaten, strike first and hard; when they present you with gifts, escape as quickly as you can.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 18/12/2015 07:43
Church calls on Christians to combat anti-Semitism

Church calls on Christians to combat anti-Semitism

For the first time the Church has issued a document that calls for Catholics to do everything they can to combat anti-Semitism.Raphael Poch, 11/12/2015 14:30
'Vatican's call not to convert Jews means nothing'

'Vatican's call not to convert Jews means nothing'

Anti-missionary group says nothing new in Catholic declaration that Jews don't need Jesus, largely because of who's missionizing.Nitsan Keidar, 11/12/2015 07:47
Vatican: Jews don't need Christ to be saved

Vatican: Jews don't need Christ to be saved

Report, which isn't formal change to doctrine, says Jews don't need to convert for salvation, in an 'unfathomable mystery.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2015 16:18
Vatican marks end to official anti-Semitism

Vatican marks end to official anti-Semitism

Catholic Church marks 50 years since 'Nostra Aetate' declaration, which ended centuries of officially condoned anti-Semitism.Ella Ide, 28/10/2015 15:25
Pope Francis Urges 'Gestures of Peace' in Israel

Pope Francis Urges 'Gestures of Peace' in Israel

Vatican 'greatly concerned' over terror, without naming Palestinian Arabs as the source.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2015 13:42
Vatican 'Greatly Concerned' Over MidEast Violence

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, 09/10/2015 12:52
Pope Francis Supports Iran Deal

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, 25/09/2015 17:56
Vatican to Raise Flag at UN 'Without Fanfare'

Vatican to Raise Flag at UN 'Without Fanfare'

Vatican says it will raise its flag at the UN, following approval of resolution on the matter, but with no ceremony.Ben Ariel, 22/09/2015 05:13
The Solitary Miracle that is Israel

The Solitary Miracle that is Israel

Giulio Meotti, 04/09/2015 12:35
President Rivlin Leaves on First Trip to Vatican

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, 02/09/2015 16:53
Vatican Reaffirms Opposition to PA Flag at UN

Vatican Reaffirms Opposition to PA Flag at UN

Vatican opposed to move by Palestinian Authority asking to raise both flags over UN HQ in New York, in latest political ploy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2015 20:37
Vatican Asks PA to Remove it From UN Flag Request

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, 26/08/2015 08:35
Lehava Director Summoned for Police Questioning

Lehava Director Summoned for Police Questioning

Judea-Samaria police succumbs to Vatican pressure, summons anti-assimilation leader over comments regarding burning churches.Ornit Etzer, 11/08/2015 11:48
Vatican: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

Vatican: Arrest Activist for Citing Maimonides

Lehava director Gopshtain targeted in Vatican letter to attorney general, after claiming Jewish law calls to burn churches.Ari Yashar, 09/08/2015 17:04