Pope Benedict

Netanyahu And Pope Benedict Meet At Vatican

12/03/2013 - 19:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis in their first face-to-face meeting talked about the Middle East and plans for a papal trip to Israel, among other issues.

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

The Pope And Jewish Communal Professionals: Staying Too Long?

The Need for Term Limits!
03/05/2013 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

I have been involved with many institutions where someone clearly overstayed his or her welcome in a certain position. That person should have retired, transitioned, or resigned years (maybe even decades) earlier, but found ways to maneuver such that he or she could stick around, with the majority of folks involved in the organization becoming deeply resentful and the organization itself having its growth stunted.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Leaders Say Benedict XVI Built On John Paul II's Interfaith Work

02/11/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

In the early years of his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI hosted an audience at the Vatican with Abraham Foxman, the Holocaust survivor who serves as national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful after Christmas night mass last year. Getty Images

Pope Benedict To Visit Lebabon On Mideast Peace Quest

09/08/2012 - 20:00

 Pope Benedict XVI said he regards his upcoming trip to Lebanon as a visit aimed at promoting peace and dialogue in the entire Middle East.

Benedict is scheduled to visit Lebanon Sept. 14-18. “My apostolic visit to Lebanon, and by extension to the Middle East as a whole, is placed under the sign of peace,” he said Sunday, addressing the faithful gathered at his summer residence outside Rome.

Pope Benedict To Visit Lebabon On Mideast Peace Quest

09/08/2012 - 20:00

 Pope Benedict XVI said he regards his upcoming trip to Lebanon as a visit aimed at promoting peace and dialogue in the entire Middle East.

Benedict is scheduled to visit Lebanon Sept. 14-18. “My apostolic visit to Lebanon, and by extension to the Middle East as a whole, is placed under the sign of peace,” he said Sunday, addressing the faithful gathered at his summer residence outside Rome.

Pope Benedict Meets With Latin American Jewish Leaders

05/10/2012 - 20:00

Pope Benedict XVI received a private audience of Latin American Jewish leaders from 12 countries.

The group, which met Thursday with the pope, was led by Latin American Jewish Congress President Jack Terpins.

According to Latin American Jewish Congress, the pope said that "dynamic Jewish communities exist throughout Latin America, especially in Argentina and Brazil, living alongside a large Catholic majority."

Susan Sarandon Calls Pope A Nazi

10/17/2011 - 20:00

Susan Sarandon is under fire after referring to the German-born Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi.

The actress made the comment during an interview Saturday with actor Bob Balaban at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Sarandon was discussing her 1995 Oscar-winning film "Dead Man Walking," based on an anti-death penalty book by Sister Helen Prejean, when she mentioned that she had sent a copy of the book to the pope.

Pope Wins Praise for Repudiating Jewish Guilt for Jesus’ Death

03/02/2011 - 19:00

(JTA) -- Jewish organizations are hailing Pope Benedict XVI's unequivocal repudiation of the claim that the Jewish people can be held forever responsible for the death of Jesus.

The Vatican already rejected the claim in general terms in 1965 with the landmark Nostra Aetate document issued by the Vatican II Conference, opening the door to formal Catholic-Jewish dialogue. But in a new volume of his book, "Jesus of Nazareth," Benedict employs a detailed scholarly analysis of Catholic teaching to make the point clear.

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