Holy See urged human rights be “observed and respected in relation to the children of Israel” a quarter of a century before start of Holocaust, reveals Vatican Secretary of State
“We must not look away when Jews are insulted or attacked”, urges chair of Catholic Bishops’ Conference commission for relations with Judaism, Bishop Ulrich Neymeyr
“The Church recognises faults and feels a present responsibility” for anti-Jewish hate, “a sin against God and against people”, says General Synod spokesman on 82nd anniversary of ‘Kristallnacht’ pogrom
“The promises of the Old Testament concerning the Jewish people and the land cannot be used to legitimise the expulsion of Palestinians”, insist Bishops
“Christianity has its roots in Judaism… Jesus is and remains a son of the people of Israel”, Vatican ecumenism head Cardinal Kurt Koch reaffirms in a message lauding ‘Nostra aetate’
“It is tempting to dismiss the delusion as too small and fringe to lead to violence… However, past experience has shown us that when a minority drapes its cause in a cosmic discourse of good versus evil, atrocities can follow”
“We accuse ourselves for not standing to our beliefs more courageously, for not praying more faithfully, for not believing more joyously, and for not loving more ardently”, reads the Stuttgart Declaration of Guilt
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.