Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, said the Holy See remains firmly convinced that a two-state solution is the only way to guarantee lasting peace in the region.
The historic elevation of Latin Patriarch Mgr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa at the Vatican may bring more of a papal focus on the holy city
The letter, dated December 14 1942, proved Pope Pius knew of extermination camps killing Jews and Poles.
The researchers were careful to note that the scholarly understanding of the role of the Catholic world in the actions taken by Germany’s Nazi regime is unchanged.
In unscripted remarks to young Russian Catholics in a video conference on Aug. 25, Francis spoke of past tsars Peter I and Catherine II - both of whom expanded Russian territory.
Nero's Theater was only known from ancient Roman texts, but was never located.
A group of over 20 Christian and Jewish clergy and scholars from around the world came together to delve into the treasures of the Vatican's Hebrew manuscript collection.
"Italy is one of Israel's greatest friends in Europe. Relations between the countries reach new heights every day," said Cohen.
Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican usher, failed to return home on June 22, 1983 following a music lesson in Rome. She was 15 at the time and lived inside the Vatican City.