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18-year-old arrested after threats to New Jersey synagogues 

Nov 11, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Omar Alkattoul of Sayreville, New Jersey, was arrested Thursday morning by federal authorities.  Read more


FBI: New Jersey synagogues face credible ‘broad threat’

Nov 3, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

“The FBI has received credible information of a broad threat to synagogues in NJ,” the Newark office of the FBI... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez, USCCB 2019 spring meeting

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

May 26, 2021

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

Feb 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Nov 27, 2020

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

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

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

Jun 23, 2020

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

Feb 25, 2020

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

Feb 24, 2020

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

Jan 6, 2020

By Mary Farrow

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 

Nov 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Oct 9, 2019

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

May 11, 2019

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

Apr 29, 2019

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

Mar 8, 2019

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

Feb 1, 2019

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

Jan 5, 2019

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

Dec 11, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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'

Nov 5, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Oct 29, 2018

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