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Vatican Treasures To Go On Display In Philadelphia

AP | SHARON JOHNSON | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Visitors coming to Philadelphia to see the pope this September will also be able to view treasured art from the Vatican. "Vatic...

The Significance of the Pope's Upcoming Visit to Israel

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

Pope Francis' trip to Israel beginning on May 25 is clearly an important visit, as any papal appearance is. Its greatest importance may lie in the fact that it reflects the normalization of relations between the Vatican and the State of Israel, not to mention Catholic-Jewish relations more broadly.

Papal Visit to Cuba: Two Points of View

Jose A. Gutierrez-Solana | Posted 06.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose A. Gutierrez-Solana

Another important issue to consider is that the multitude that crowded the plazas in Santiago and Havana were in grand part organized and obligated to attend the event, as part of their day of labor. The lack of enthusiasm during the celebration was notorious.

Gang Members Hang Suspicious Banners Ahead Of Pope Visit

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 02.07.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A drug gang unfurled banners in a Mexican city that Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to visit next month, telling rival traffickers to ke...

Pope Supports Croatia's EU Bid Upon Arrival In Zagreb

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.04.2011 | World

ZAGREB, Croatia — Pope Benedict XVI strongly backed Croatia's bid to join the European Union as he arrived in the Balkan nation Saturday, but sa...

Pope Benedict XVI Meets, Forgives Woman Who Knocked Him Down

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI met on Wednesday with the woman who knocked him over at St. Peter's Basilica during Christmas Eve Mass, and he ...

Pope Visit Low Attendance Blamed On Israeli Police By Jerusalem Church Leader

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A church leader on Wednesday criticized what he described as excessive Israeli security surrounding the recent visit here of Pope Benedict XVI, blamin...

Netanyahu To Pope: 'Sound Your Moral Voice Against The Iranian Threat'

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday asked Pope Benedict XVI to condemn the anti-Semitic declarations of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadineja...

Vatican Called Out For Denying Pope's Admitted, Forced Hitler Youth Membership

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Vatican blundered into a fresh public relations fiasco on Tuesday after seeking to rewrite the biography of Pope Benedict XVI by denying that he w...

Pope Holocaust Speech Draws Criticism

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday paid tribute to the memory of six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, pledging to work tirelessly to prevent such ...

Pope In Israel Calls For Palestinian State (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Pope Benedict XVI pledged Monday to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust, se...

Pope Walks Out On Palestinian Sheikh Rant

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chief Islamic Judge of the Palestinian Authority, Sheikh Tayseer Rajab Tamimi, launched a poisonous verbal attack at Israel at a Monday night gatherin...

Pope Gets Nano-Bible From Peres

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Shimon Peres will present Pope Benedict XVI on Monday with a unique gift that requires an electron microscope to appreciate:...

Pope Mideast Trip Different Than John Paul's

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI begins a weeklong tour in the Middle East on Friday, a self-described "pilgrim of peace" seeking to strengthen ...

Pope Mideast Trip Begins In Jordan

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — Pope Benedict XVI began his first trip to the Middle East on Friday, expressing his "deep respect" for Islam and hopes that the ...

Pope Mideast Trip May Include Iraq

Earth Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A report published in a leading Baghdad daily that Pope Benedict XVI may visit Iraq in mid-May as part of his tour of the Middle East sparked instant ...

Pope Questioned By Gaza Catholics: Why Aren't You Coming Here?

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming trip to the Holy Land will be bittersweet for Gaza's tiny Catholic community, angry the pontiff is not also visiting thei...

Thousands Of Angolans Evicted From Catholic Church's Land: Critics

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUANDA, Angola — Even as Pope Benedict XVI said Monday his heart cannot be at peace while people are homeless, critics used his Africa pilgrimag...

Pope's Condom Statement Gets Mixed Reviews

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pope Benedict's statement yesterday that condoms are not the solution to the AIDS crisis in Africa elicited strong reactions from both sides of the po...

Rabbi To Pope: Wearing Cross To Western Wall Would Be 'Inappropriate'

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's May visit to Israel, the rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitch, has said that it is not proper to come to the sit...

My Spiritual Journey: The Pope, His Relevance, And Those Sexual Molestation Cases

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Verena von Pfetten

The big news this week is that Pope Benedict XVI is here for a visit. (Whee! His spiritual journey coincides with my spiritual journey!) And as it tur...

Shepherd One, Popemobile And State Department Keep Pope Benedict Traveling In Style

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pope Benedict landed at Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon to being his United States tour. Breaking with tradition, President Bush traveled to th...