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Bringing Nostra Aetate forward

55 years ago, Pope Paul VI repudiated the 2,000-year-old charge of deicide against the Jewish people, and affirmed that the Jews’ relationship with the God of Israel is eternal, and cannot be broken.

By SIMONE COHEN SCOTT
02/09/2020
Vatican marks life of Jewish-born saint who died in Auschwitz gas chamber

Beatified as St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross in 1987, the saint was born in 1891 as Edith Stein.

11/08/2020
In big shift, Pope names 6 women to Vatican senior official roles

The appointments to one of the Holy See's most important offices marked the latest attempt by the pope to keep promises to improve gender balance made years ago.

By REUTERS
06/08/2020
Vatican summons US, Israeli envoys over annexation moves

The Vatican appealed to Israelis and Palestinians to do everything possible to reopen the process of direct negotiations.

By REUTERS
01/07/2020
The SS and the Vatican

What role did Erich Priebke play? The Pope Pius XII Archives may tell us.

Priest Don Giuseppe Castelvecchio and Mayor of San Fiorano Mario Ghidelli wear masks as they wait ou
Public Masses in Italy to resume May 18, ending bitter Church-state rift

Catholics have been following Masses on television or on the internet as priests said them in empty churches.

By REUTERS
07/05/2020
Pope Francis takes part in the penitential procession on Ash Wednesday in Rome, Italy, February 26,
Pope cancels appearances in public to avoid crowds amid coronavirus

The participation of the faithful at the pope's morning Mass in his residence has been suspended until March 15.

By REUTERS
07/03/2020
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Is the Vatican trying to distort how Pius XII behaved towards Jews?

A day after the opening of the archives about the controversial pope who served between 1939 and 1958, an archive official paints an apologetic picture and the chief rabbi of Rome denounces it.

The Vatican unseals secret archive on Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII

The Vatican unsealed its secret archive relating to the controversial Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
03/03/2020
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