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Archbishop Jose Gomez, USCCB 2019 spring meeting

U.S. bishops condemn ‘deeply troubling’ rise in anti-Semitism

Leading U.S. bishops on Wednesday decried a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, and called for prayers. Read more

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops' conference, at a press conference in Bari, Italy, on Jan. 22, 2020.

Italian cardinal condemns anti-Semitism after disruption of online event

The president of the Italian bishops’ conference has condemned anti-Semitism after an online event in memory of a Jewish leader... Read more

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn at the Vatican April 8, 2016.

Cardinal Schönborn deplores attack on rabbi in Vienna

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn deplored Friday an attack on a rabbi in the Austrian capital, Vienna.   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

Paint is removed from the central cross at the campus cemetery, Providence College, June 22. Image courtesy of NBC10/ WJAR

Cross and graves vandalized at Catholic university cemetery

A man has been arrested and charged with vandalism and assault after swastikas were painted on the graves of several... Read more

Bishop Kevin Rhoades. CNA file photo.

Catholics must reject social media anti-Semitism, Indiana bishop says

The Catholic Church has “firmly condemned” anti-Semitism, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana said Feb. 19, warning... Read more

Carnival float during the 2019 parade in Aalst.

Belgian PM condemns anti-Semitic floats in historic parade

For the second consecutive year, organizers of the Aalst Carnival included numerous apparetnly anti-Semitic caricatures and floats in the annual... Read more

People participate in a Jewish solidarity march across the Brooklyn Bridge on January 5, 2020 in New York City.

New York governor announces $45 million marked for security at religious schools

During a solidarity march with the Jewish community of New York, which suffered numerous attacks during the week of Hanukkah... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Nov. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis denounces rise in anti-Semitism 

Pope Francis denounced rising anti-Semitism Wednesday as an attitude that is inhumane and unchristian.  Read more

Synagogue in the neighborhood of Mitte, Berlin.

Two killed in attack near German synagogue on Yom Kippur

One man has been arrested and the search is ongoing for a second person after at least two people were shot... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Cupich denounces pastor's decision to host Nation of Islam leader

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago is distancing himself from the decision of a pastor who invited controversial preacher Louis Farrakhan... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

'Our country should be better than this' says DiNardo after synagogue attack

The president of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference has condemned the shooting at a synagogue near San Diego on April 27,... Read more

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

Pope, Congress condemn anti-Semitism

Pope Francis condemned Friday anti-Semitism as a fundamental contradiction to Christianity. The pope spoke during an audience with the American... Read more

Richard Williamson

Twice-excommunicated bishop loses appeal of hate speech conviction

Richard Williamson has lost an appeal against his 2010 conviction for inciting hatred. His appeal was rejected January 31 by... Read more

Bishop Frank Caggiano. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bridgeport

Caggiano condemns anti-Semitic graffiti at Bridgeport cathedral

The Bishop of Bridgeport condemned anti-Semitism Saturday, after a swastika was found painted on the doors of Bridgeport’s cathedral.  Read more

Stolpersteine remembering Mario Segre, Noemi Cingoli, and their son Marco Segre, located outside the Swedish Institute in Rome.

Cobblestones honoring Holocaust victims stolen in Rome

Twenty bronze-capped cobblestones, commemorating members of two Italian Jewish families who were deported during the Holocaust, were stolen in Rome... Read more

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the World Congress of Mountain Jews on Nov. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis: 'A Christian cannot be an anti-Semite'

Pope Francis strongly condemned anti-Semitism, recalling the living memory of the Holocaust in Europe, during a meeting with rabbis at... Read more

Flowers and cards sit at a makeshift memorial down the street from the Tree Of Life Synagogue, where a deadly shooting took place on Oct. 28, 2018.

After synagogue shooting, bishops decry anti-Semitism and pray for victims

Catholic bishops promised prayers for victims and their families while condemning anti-Semitism, after a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday... Read more

Star of David.

Report finds dramatic increase in anti-Semitic harassment in the West

A drastic uptick in anti-Semitic harassment in the West has left many Jews feeling threatened, to the point where many... Read more

US bishops denounce rise in anti-Semitic attacks

The U.S. bishops are responding with solidarity and concern for the Jewish community, following a surge in anti-Semitic actions in... Read more