Archive of May 26, 2014

Pope Francis most open Pope to Jews in history, rabbi says

May 26, 2014 - 10:32 am .- A Jewish Rabbi and historian has lauded Pope Francis’ visit to the tomb of an important Jewish personality, stating that he is the most accommodating Pope history has seen.

Pope Francis recalls birth of Church in Upper Room

May 26, 2014 - 09:44 am .- At the conclusion of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis focused his homily at Mass on the significance of the Upper Room, held to be the site of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' apostles.

At Gethsemane, Pope urges religious to live without fear

May 26, 2014 - 08:15 am .- Religious, priests, and seminarians gathered in the Church near the garden of Gethsemane today to meet with Pope Francis, who urged them to follow Christ with courage.

Vatican: Pope's stop at terrorist memorial not a political move

May 26, 2014 - 07:30 am .- Amid claims that Pope Francis' unscheduled stop at an Israeli memorial for terrorist victims was made under pressure to appease government officials, the Holy See has said that the rumors are false.

Pope, Israeli president renew mutual commitment to peace

May 26, 2014 - 07:09 am .- In a meeting today with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Pope Francis expressed his hope that Jerusalem would be a true 'city of peace,' with Peres echoing his commitment.

Meeting Pope a sign of the early Church, seminarian reflects

May 26, 2014 - 05:19 am .- Dcn. Bernard Poggi, who is among the priests and religious slated to meet with Pope Francis in Jerusalem later today, stated that seeing the successor of Peter reminds him of the first apostles.

Pope Francis lauds fraternal dialogue with Muslims, Jews

May 26, 2014 - 04:48 am .- Pope Francis spent a large part of the third day of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land meeting with Muslim and Jewish leaders, praising the shared commitment to dialogue.

Pope prays at Holocaust memorial, Western Wall

May 26, 2014 - 02:35 am .- On the last day of his Holy Land pilgrimage Pope Francis stopped to pray at two sacred sites in Jerusalem.

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