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Catholics should not try to convert Jews, Vatican says in landmark document

Christianity and Judaism are intertwined and God never annulled his covenant with the Jewish people, document reads.

10/12/2015
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UN expected to easily pass resolution allowing Palestinian flag to fly at New York HQ

Abbas is scheduled to visit the UN in New York on September 30, in time for the United Nations to execute its decision.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
04/09/2015
Pope Francis (R) shakes hands with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas in the Vatican

What is the pope’s agenda?

The Vatican’s flag is likely to go up just as the pope descends onto the nations’ New York stage to say whatever it is he plans to pontificate.

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UN to decide September 15 on whether to raise Palestinian flag at headquarters

A vote will take place 10 days before the annual summit of 193 nations convenes at UN headquarters in New York.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
27/08/2015
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August 12, 2015: Israeli interference

Readers respond to the latest 'Jerusalem Post' articles.

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Vatican sees Iran deal in 'a positive light'

Holy See stresses that "continued efforts and commitment on the part of all involved will be necessary" in order for agreement to bear fruit.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
15/07/2015
Pope Francis (R) shakes hands with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas in the Vatican

Vatican signs first treaty with 'State of Palestine,' backs two-state solution

The agreement, according to a Vatican statement, “deals with essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in Palestine.”

By JPOST.COM STAFF , REUTERS , HERB KEINON
26/06/2015
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Vatican, Israel and the ‘state of Palestine’

Did Pope Francis declare that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was in fact “an angel of peace” or did he merely express the hope that Abbas “would become an angel of peace”?

By EUGENE KORN
08/06/2015
Pope Francis and Chile's President Michelle Bachelet laugh during a private audience at the Vatican

Pope Francis said to back sainthood for anti-Semitic priest

Leon Dehon, whose beatification was delayed in 2005 following the death of Pope John Paul II, founded the Priests of the Sacred Heart order.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
05/06/2015
Pope Paul VI at Meggido in 1964: He made sure the name Israel would never escape his lips. President

Another Tack: The Holy See’s unholy sanctimony

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
28/05/2015
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