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The pope told thousands of people at his general audience: "I cannot keep quiet about my deep worry about the situation that has been created in the last few days."
Fashion expert Ella Manor speaks to one of Israel's biggest fashion bloggers to get the low-down on what to expect from Pope Francis' sacred wardrobe.
‘This visit could be of enormous historical importance,’ Paul VI said
Peres and the Pope will pray together for peace in the presence of 600 children representing the religious and ethnic mosaic of Israel’s population.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Tourism Ministry: 10% increase in Christian tourism expected as result of visit; GPO setting up media HQ for int'l press, as police secure city against disruptions.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Pope Francis expresses concern for innocents in phone call to the Israeli president, prays for peace and calls Peres a "man of peace."
For despite everything the Church had done to us throughout the centuries, the Jews had survived and returned to our Land, once again worshiping the Creator freely in Jerusalem.
By MICHAEL FREUND
My meeting with the pontiff at the Vatican was a warm and important exchange.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
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.
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.
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
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