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Bishop Romuald Kaminski reads Psalm 130 at Bródno Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 17, 2021. Credit: Jakub Truszynski.

Poland’s Catholics and Jews mark Day of Judaism with psalms, music, and silent prayer

Catholics and Jews in Poland observed the annual Day of Judaism with a common prayer service on Sunday.  Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome, Italy on July 2, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin highlights recently found 1916 Vatican letter condemning anti-Semitism

The Vatican Secretary of State said Thursday that “a living and faithful common memory” is an indispensable tool to fight anti-Semitism.  Read more

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newark, Delaware, after an Aug. 25 arson attack.

Catholic students offer support after arson at University of Delaware Jewish center

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newark, Delaware was damaged by arson in the late evening hours of Aug.... Read more

The Great Synagogue of Rome.

Italian bishops promote Catholic-Jewish dialogue as antisemitic speech increases

The Catholic Church in Italy marked its 31st annual Day of Jewish-Christian Religious Dialogue with a discussion between Rome’s chief... Read more

Fla. McDonald's sued for denying employment to Hasidic Jew because of his beard

An Orlando-area McDonald’s is being sued for denying employment to a man on account of his beard.  Read more

Pope Francis during a visit in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz - Birkenau, July 2016.

What do Jews and Christians have in common? Love of neighbor, Pope Francis says

The love of neighbor is a common commitment among Christians and Jews, Pope Francis said Tuesday, to teachers and students... Read more

Police line. Caution tape.

After synagogue shooting, Bishop Zubik pleads for prayer, end to anti-Jewish bigotry

“May God free us from fear and hatred, and sow peace in our lives, our communities, and in the world,”... Read more

Iceland's possible circumcision ban raises religious liberty questions

An Icelandic bill that would bar circumcision for non-medical reasons has given rise to opposition from various religious groups, including... Read more

The Magdala Stone.

Menorah exhibit in Rome underlines positive Catholic-Jewish relations

At the center of the first joint exhibit between the Vatican Museums and the Jewish museum in Rome is the... Read more

Pope Francis receives a new annotated edition of the Torah at the Vatican Feb. 23, 2017.

Pope Francis: the Torah is a manifestation of God’s love for man

On Thursday Pope Francis welcomed longtime friend and Rabbi Abraham Skorka to the Vatican for the presentation of a new... Read more

The Brooklyn brouhaha over Jewish women and swimming pools

A swimming pool in New York City has recently come under fire for its women-only swimming hours.  Read more

Pope Francis is greeted at Rome's Major Synagogue, Jan. 17, 2016.

Let's unite against war and violence, Pope Francis urges at Roman synagogue

Speaking Sunday at the major synagogue of Rome, Pope Francis called on Jews and Christians to counter the conflict, war,... Read more

Riccardo Di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome, speaks at a conference at the Pontifical Lateran University, Jan. 14, 2016.

Religious differences are a 'seed of peace', Rome's chief rabbi says

Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, said Pope Francis’ visit to Rome’s major synagogue this weekend is a... Read more

Jews praying at the Western Wall.

Doing the Father’s will: how Orthodox rabbis see common ground with Christians

A new statement from Orthodox rabbis calls for “fraternal partnership” between Christians and Jews, reflecting on their commonalities and on... Read more

Rabbi: Vatican II's interreligious document was 'life-saving'

A 50 year-old declaration of the Second Vatican Council established a new era in Christian-Jewish relations and enabled members of... Read more

(L-R) Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud, who will travel to the Holy Land with Pope Francis May 24-26.

Jewish and Muslim leaders to join Pope’s Holy Land trip

A rabbi and a sheikh, both of whom are friends of Jorge Bergoglio from Buenos Aires, will be accompanying him... Read more