German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has urged the Church to combat right-wing radicalism and racism.
A former Irish president has blasted the “self-serving… little old men” running the Church, warning them “people are walking away” from Catholicism “in droves”.
On Saturday, 22 August, the President of the Jewish community in Graz, Austria, Elie Rosen, was attacked on the premises of the synagogue.
The Ukrainian President’s Office expects the honorary title of ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ to be bestowed upon Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, the Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (1900-1944), in the near future.
Christians are “obliged” to stand up to anti-Semitism, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has insisted, adding, in an allusion to the Holocaust, that “we must not… look away again”.
The portrayal of Jesus as a white, European man has come under renewed scrutiny during this period of introspection over the legacy of racism in society.
In this Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis praised the “upright conscience enlightened by the Word of God” of a Portuguese diplomat who saved Jews and other minorities during World War II.
The Catholic Churches of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, despite widespread condemnation, are still planning to hold a public Mass on May 16 in Sarajevo for Croatia’s pro-Nazi collaborators and civilians killed by communist partisans at the end of World War II.
Criticism is raining down on the Church for its plans to hold a Mass for Nazi allies in Sarajevo, with the local Jewish community calling the initiative “utterly ridiculous”.
(Source: CD/RISU) Just before the coronavirus quarantine, the Vatican opened the archives of Pius XII, the Pope during the period…
The German Bishops have condemned the actions of their predecessors under the Nazis, and redoubled their efforts against clergy sex abuse.
Wartime pope Pius XII knew more about the Holocaust than was previously thought, researchers have claimed.
An Italian bishop has condemned “anti-Semitic regurgitations” in the Church after a “traditionalist” Catholic unveiled a painting depicting the blood libel.
The Chief Rabbi of Rome has blasted the Vatican for “suspicious sensationalism” in the opening of the World War II Pope Pius XII archive.
In 2019 Pope Francis announced that the Vatican archives on Pope Pius XII, the controversial wartime pontiff who has been accused of failing to condemn the Holocaust, would be unsealed in March 2020.
In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, discussed focusing future World Holocaust Forums on the ethical and moral issues of the day.
Cardinals in Germany and Italy are standing up to anti-Semitism and racism, saying: “Not with me! Never again!”.
A year ago on February 4, Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad el-Tayeb, signed the “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”, in Abu Dhabi.
An Italian priest fighting anti-Semitism has suffered a robbery in his parish, a theft he has described as “cowardice” and “sad”.
An Italian priest has had a genius idea to combat rising anti-Semitism: hanging a sign on his church’s front door…
President of Finland Sauli Niinistö has suggested that the vandalism on Holocaust Remembrance Day was a token of broader racism, and pledged to take action.
The far-right Hungarian Jobbik party has elected an anti-Semitic Catholic with Jewish roots as president.
“The truth about what happened behind the wires of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau should not divide us in any way”.
The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, in the spirit of Pope Francis’ words, obliges us to expressly fight against all acts that trample on human dignity: racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
A rabbi is pleading with the Polish government and Pope Francis to close the church at the concentration camp site of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Ahead of the 75th anniversary Monday of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Pope Francis recalled this morning at the Angelus prayer the “appalling tragedy” of the Holocaust, insisting that “indifference is admissible and remebrance is a duty”. “Never again, never again”, the pontiff cried, calling tomorrow for “a moment of prayer and of recollection” on the part of all.
Pope Francis on Monday deplored the rise in society of “egoistic indifference” and the “barbaric resurgence” of anti-Semitism in an audience with a delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a human rights and research group.
An Italian bishop has decried Catholic anti-Semitism, recalling that “Jesus was Jewish in every respect, as were Mary, Joseph and the apostles”.
The Patriarch of Venice has condemned an anti-Semitic, Mussolini-inspired attack on a left-wing politician in the Italian city’s emblematic St. Mark’s Square.
Tens of thousands of Poles are petitioning the Pope to silence the “hateful voice” of controversial priest media tycoon Tadeusz Rydzyk.