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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 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.

Ambassador: diversity of papal delegation speaks of dialogue

May 21, 2014 - 10:36 am .- In comments made to CNA, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See noted that the presence of both a rabbi and a Muslim in the Pope’s delegation to the Holy Land is a milestone in interreligious relations.

Israeli parliament lauds John XXIII as example of unity

May 16, 2014 - 05:42 am .- In an unprecedented session held earlier this week, members of the Israeli parliament praised St John XXIII for his efforts in improving Jewish-Christian relations, both before and during his pontificate.

Pope's trip to Holy Land a historic milestone, ambassador says

May 13, 2014 - 05:12 am .- During a press briefing on Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See explained that the visit marks an important historical moment both spiritually and politically.

Archbishop Chaput extends Passover greeting to Jewish community

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:01 am .- Ahead of the Jewish observance of Passover, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has written to Philadelphia’s Jewish community to extend “the prayerful best wishes” of the Catholics of his archdiocese.

Pope lauds fruitful dialogue between Jews, Catholics

Feb 13, 2014 - 05:16 am .- In an encounter with the American Jewish Committee, Pope Francis highlighted the strong unity of Jews and Catholics, stating that their shared roots obligate them to work together to in building a just society.

Christianity and anti-Semitism are incompatible, Pope says

Oct 12, 2013 - 05:48 am .- Meeting with members of the Jewish community in Rome, Pope Francis reflected on the tragedies of the past and called for the cultivation of brotherly love and friendship between the Catholic and Jewish people.

Fight against secularism unites Jews, Catholics, Pope says

Jun 24, 2013 - 01:32 pm .- Christians and Jews can work together to challenge the contemporary problems of secularism and disrespect for the human person, Pope Francis told representatives of Judaism in a Vatican audience.

Rabbi calls friend's election to papacy good for dialogue

Jun 13, 2013 - 04:49 am .- Rabbi Abraham Skorka believes that Pope Francis’ election offers a chance for Christian-Jewish relationships to grow, especially as the world experiences a crisis of belief.

Pope sends Passover greeting, asks for prayers

Mar 26, 2013 - 09:03 am .- In keeping with tradition, Pope Francis sent a message to the Jewish community in Rome, wishing them a good Passover and requesting prayers.

Congressional hearing highlights growing threat of anti-Semitism

Mar 2, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Witnesses at a recent hearing in Washington, D.C., warned that a resurrected anti-Semitism is sweeping the globe and could lead to dire consequences for democratic societies and members of all religions.

Yad Vashem honors Italian cardinal who rescued Jews

Nov 28, 2012 - 12:12 am .- Israel’s official Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem has named the World War II-era Archbishop of Florence, Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa, as “Righteous Among the Nations” for his help in rescuing hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution.

Pope greets Rome's rabbi ahead of holy days

Sep 20, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- In celebration of three upcoming Jewish holy days, Pope Benedict XVI sent a message of prayer and friendship to Riccardo Di Sengi, the chief rabbi of Rome.

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