“While dialogue may not be able to prevent all atrocities, solidarity in the wake of violence can help to heal communities in the aftermath of trauma”
Francis speaks by phone with EU Council President to discuss “how to tackle COVID-19 from a multilateral perspective”, double down on “fight against religious hatred and radicalisation”
“Religions have nothing to do” with violence, discrimination and hatred, stress Francis and good friend Ahmad Al-Tayyeb
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
Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Orthodox and Lutheran leaders march for peace as memorials declare “Vienna is stronger than hate” and “Our religion is love”
“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
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich warns on publication of blasphemous cartoons: “There cannot be absolute freedom… freedom of expression must take into account others’ views”
Livestreaming catechesis once again, Francis calls on Catholics to “be very attentive to the prescriptions of the authorities to defend ourselves against this pandemic”
“Numb with horror”, members of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue “reject utterly any misuse of religion to justify violence.”
German Bishops’ chair Georg Bätzing: “Terror in the name of religion perverts the name of God… We need religions to deliver what they promise: to bring about peace”
The Archbishop of Vienna calls citizens to “solidarity, community and respect” after wave of shootings Monday night killed at least 3 and injured 15
“Are we going to be a nation centred on the Gospel of love and on a message of caring for the poor and marginalised? Or are we going to be a nation centred on fear?”
On Saturday, 22 August, the President of the Jewish community in Graz, Austria, Elie Rosen, was attacked on the premises of the synagogue.
It was recently announced that Cardinal Dolan will be giving the opening prayer at the Republican National Convention Monday August 24. This should not be a surprise to anyone considering how much flattery Cardinal Dolan has given to Trump over the years.
The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, hit out this Sunday at the “narrowness and bitterness” of Catholics who confuse zeal for defending the Church with intolerance and disrespect.
Madrid LGBTI+H Christians have responded to ultra-Catholic, queerphobic attacks on their association’s premises with even more “love” and “forgiveness”.
Ahead of the Slovak elections this Saturday, the country’s Bishops urged voters to remember the “Gospel and common sense” as a far-right surge in polling threatens the stability of the very European Union project, according to analysts.
The Catholic and Protestant Churches, along with the local Jewish community, are standing up to the far-right in Dresden, saying that in Germany “we need peacemakers, not pyromaniacs”.
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!”.
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…
The Hungarian Bishops have bashed a Budapest mayor for suggesting Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party are “frightening white nationalists”.
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 truth about what happened behind the wires of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau should not divide us in any way”.