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Pope Francis Kisses Hands Of Holocaust Survivors One By One

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and ARON HELLER | Posted 07.26.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his Mideast pilgrimage Monday with a balancing act of symbolic and spontaneous gestures to press his call f...

Pope's Powerful Prayer At The Separation Wall

Reuters | Philip Pullella & Noah Browning | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, May 25 (Reuters) - Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppressio...

Extremist Jewish Factions Should Not Undermine Pope Francis' Visit Of Peace To Israel

Rabbi Jack Bemporad | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Judaism teaches that we welcome guests in homes. It is hard for us to expect our being treated, anywhere, as honored guests when extremists treat the Pope, our honored guest, with vandalism to churches.

American Rabbis Welcome Pope Francis To Israel

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

Ahead of Pope Francis' arrival in the Holy Land on May 24, over 450 American rabbis have signed a letter of welcome as he embarks on a tour of many si...

Pope Francis To Be Joined By Rabbi and Muslim Leader In Holy Land

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A rabbi and a Muslim leader will join Pope Francis on his upcoming trip to the Holy Land, the first time an official papal delegat...

Holy Land Christians Hope Pope Francis' Visit Will Revive Peace Talks

Religion News Service | Evan Simko-Bednarski and Harry Stevens | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) With the last round of peace talks between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority stalled if not moribund, so...

Orthodox Jews Protest Upcoming Pope Visit To Jerusalem

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews gathered on Monday at a Jerusalem holy site Pope Francis is due to visit during his Holy Land trip May 24-26. The Cen...

Pope Francis May Have To Skip Israel During His Middle East Trip

AP | JON GERBERG | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Roman Catholic official in the Holy Land said Thursday that a trip to Israel by Pope Francis in late May is now in doubt beca...

Why The Pope May Cancel His Trip To Israel

Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis' planned visit to Israel appears to be in jeopardy due to striking Israeli Foreign Ministry officials. Though the Vatican says that it...

Pope Francis Announces Itinerary Of Holy Land Visit

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says his upcoming trip to the Holy Land aims to boost relations with Orthodox Christians. But the three-day visit i...

Controversy Already Surrounds Pope Francis Visit To Holy Land

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

RNS) Christmas is the one time each year when much of the world turns its gaze to Bethlehem, the West Bank town at the heart of the Gospel account of ...

Pope Francis Invited To Visit Holy Land

Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis may be visiting the Holy Land as soon as early as next year, reports the Vatican. He has received official invitations from Israel and Pa...