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Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio has announced the creation of an expedited transfer process for Jewish students in danger of antisemitic discrimination and violence on campuses across the U.S.

Franciscan University offers safe haven for Jewish students experiencing antisemitism 

Oct 18, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Steubenville, Ohio-based university has announced an initiative to expedite the transfer process for Jewish students in danger of antisemitic... Read more

Pope Francis meets a delegation from B’nai B’rith International at the Vatican, May 30, 2022.

Pope Francis: Remembrance is the antidote to ‘escalation of evil’

May 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking to members of the Jewish service organization B’nai B’rith International. Read more

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, pictured in 2015.

Pope Francis’ friend Rabbi Skorka helps Polish Catholics mark Day of Judaism

Jan 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Day of Judaism was established by the Polish bishops in 1997. Read more

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

Jan 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Nov 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Sep 3, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Jan 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 20, 2019

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

May 9, 2019

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

Oct 27, 2018

“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

Feb 19, 2018

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

May 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Feb 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Jun 7, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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

Jan 17, 2016

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

Jan 16, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Dec 14, 2015

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'

May 21, 2015

By Matt Hadro

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

May 7, 2014

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