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"I stress that for a Christian any form of anti-Semitism is a rejection of one's own origins, a complete contradiction," Francis said.
Researchers may have to investigate the archives for several years before coming to any conclusions.
Pope and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar meet in Abu Dhabi as 700 religious leaders gather for Conference of Human Fraternity.
Christianity and Judaism are intertwined and God never annulled his covenant with the Jewish people, document reads.
By JEREMY SHARON,REUTERS
Rivlin was escorted by the Vatican's Swiss guard and was received by Prefect of the Papal Household, Msgr. Georg Gänswein prior to meeting the pontiff at his private library.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The first pope to visit the Holy Land was Pope Paul VI in 1964, almost 30 years prior to the establishment in 1993 of full and formal diplomatic relations between Israel and the Vatican.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Some 71 percent of US Catholics polled said they approved of the pope, down from 89 percent a year earlier.
Whereas a Palestinian state is recognized prematurely, it took the Vatican a whopping 45-and-a-half years after the fact to bring itself to officially recognize Jewish self-determination.
By SARAH HONIG
Much as the government of Israel, seeking to challenge a manifestly contrived PA declaration, will cite correctly relevant Oslo Agreement violations, the PA will then counter-argue, by fiat, that its own authority to declare an independent state is “peremptory.”
By LOUIS RENÉ BERES
Israel and the Jewish people should protest this measure in the strongest possible terms and make sure that Pope Francis realizes the damage he has done.
By MICHAEL FREUND
It was a calm October morning as the congregants of the Great Synagogue of Rome, clustered by families and groups of friends.
By AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
Toaff is best known for his 1986 invitation to Pope John Paul II to pray together in Rome’s Great Synagogue.
By ERIC J. LYMAN
Pope Francis expresses concern for innocents in phone call to the Israeli president, prays for peace and calls Peres a "man of peace."
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