Pope Middle East

Pope Francis talks to diplomats during the traditional exchange of the New Year greetings
Pope is not alone in desire for peace, Israel envoy says

In response to New Year’s speech, Ambassador David reaffirms Jewish state’s position.

Pope Francis (R) talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a private audience at the Vat
Pope Francis: Respect 'status quo' of Jerusalem

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."

By REUTERS
06/12/2017
Pope Francis wears refugee ID bracelet in appeal for help

"If we look on our neighbors without mercy we risk that even God will look on us without mercy."

By REUTERS
01/10/2017
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Pope Francis names two rabbis to Pontifical Academy of Life in historic first

Israeli Rabbi Avraham Steinberg and Argentinean Rabbi Fernando Szlajen were designated as members of the Pontifical Academy of Life.

By JTA
19/06/2017
Letters
May 7, 2017: Trump’s big chance

What an opportunity for Donald Trump to achieve a momentous and diplomatic victory and legacy!

Pope Francis waves as he leaves for his pastoral trip to Egypt at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Ai
Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism

Francis' trip comes three weeks after Islamic State killed at least 45 people in attacks on two Egyptian churches.

By REUTERS
29/04/2017
Pope Francis waves as he leaves for his pastoral trip to Egypt at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Ai
Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam

In an address to the Egyptian people this week, Francis said he hoped his visit would help bring peace and encourage dialog and reconciliation with the Islamic world.

By REUTERS
28/04/2017
Turkey
Pope faces criticism for seeking to mend ties with Islam in Egypt

Security is a primary concern less than three weeks after 45 people were killed in ISIS-perpetrated attacks on Coptic Christian churches in Alexandria and Tanta on Palm Sunday.

By REUTERS
26/04/2017
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US Jewish org criticizes Pope Francis for reference to concentration camps

AJC CEO: 'Precision of language and facts is absolutely essential when making any historical reference, all the more so when coming from such a prominent and admired world figure.'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
23/04/2017
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Pope Francis likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'

Francis praised countries helping refugees and thanked them for 'bearing this extra burden, because it seems that international accords are more important than human rights.'

By REUTERS
22/04/2017
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