Pope Francis I

Rabbi With A ‘Catholic’ Sense Of Humor

Jokester Bob Alper captures Church-sponsored contest in connection with Pope Francis’ visit.

10/07/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

During Pope Francis’ recent visit to New York, there was over-the-top media reverence for the humble servant of God, there was ecumenical spirit at an interfaith service at the Sept. 11 Memorial Museum and there was sheer joy as the pontiff cruised through Central Park in his stylish Fiat.

Papal approval of joke contest.

Rome’s Chief Rabbi In The Spotlight

In one week, Riccardo Di Segni prepares for Passover and a new pope.
03/27/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Rome — Ground zero for Catholic-Jewish relations is Rome, and the man at the center of it all is the city’s chief rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni.

Jewish-Catholic relations are “very complicated,” says Rabbi Di Segni, above. “But this pope shows a good disposition.”

New Pope Seen As Sensitive To Jewish Concerns

03/12/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to be the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church is being seen as a move that will continue to cement Catholic-Jewish relations.

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Getty Images
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