(RNS) Fifty years ago, the Roman Catholic Church rejected the charge that the Jewish people are responsible for Jesus’ death, an accusation used for centuries to justify the persecution of Jews.
Articles tagged “Pope Pius XII”
(REUTERS) “Shades of Truth” is the account of a fictional present-day American journalist who starts off as a critic of Pius and changes his mind after research in Israel, Rome and elsewhere in Europe.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,” Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Every day, I pray with the Psalms of David,” Pope Francis said. “My prayer is Jewish, then I have the Eucharist, which is Christian.”
(RNS) According to a British newspaper, Pope Francis wants to release the Pius XII papers for study before determining whether to consider his controversial predecessor for sainthood. It’s time he did.
(RNS) Escaping the “gilded cage” of the papal apartments has been a dream of many popes who fear losing touch with ordinary life. Here are five examples, mostly true, of other Catholic churchmen who have gone off the grid.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) After years of simmering tensions with Pope Benedict XVI, Jewish groups say they have a partner in Pope Francis following their first official meeting on Monday.