The attitude of the Catholic Church to women, abortion and to sex in general is not new. It is very much a part of its long history
Roman Catholics, Orthodox Jews address reconciliation in the 20th century
Father Coughlin’s nationwide radio show, which ran from 1926-1940, he was a fearsome demagogue: parroting Nazi propaganda, telling his listeners “Jewish Communists” were plotting their demise.
“From his years as Cardinal in Buenos Aires, through today, Pope Francis has expressed a special interest in furthering Jewish-Catholic relations,” said B'nai B'rith CEO Daniel Mariaschin.
The 85-year-old pope has been undergoing treatment for knee pain, believed to be caused by a torn ligament.
The worldwide sexual abuse crisis has done the Roman Catholic Church massive damage to its credibility and cost hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements.
Watch: A Jerusalem ceremony took place on Friday
The church was completed and dedicated in December, just in time for Christmas.
The ordinaries said they are praying for peace.
The ceremony was part of the Feast of the Annunciation in Nazareth.