Posts Tagged ‘anti-Semitism’

Prague revamp reveals Jewish gravestones used to pave streets Comments 0

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Dozens of paving stones made from Jewish gravestones have been found during redevelopment work in Prague’s tourist district, confirming speculation that the former communist regime raided synagogues and graveyards for building materials. Tuesday’s discovery came in the opening phase of a £10.6m facelift project in the city’s landmark Wenceslas Square, scene of the some of Read more

Nazi Germany bishops criticised by their successors Comments 0

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Bishops in Nazi Germany have been criticised by the Catholic bishops in their commemoration of the upcoming 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. In a statement, they said the Catholic bishops under the Nazi regime did not oppose the war of annihilation started by Germany or the crimes the regime committed. They Read more

France responds to swastikas, religious attacks Comments 0

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Swastikas, religious attacks and anti-Semitic behaviour is on the rise in France. France’s political leaders called for French people to join protest marches after a video surfaced of one of a series of anti-Semitic rallies. In the video, the crowd turned on French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut who happens to be a Jew, calling him a Read more

Let’s pledge to ban anti-Semitism from society says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

All Christians must work to combat anti-Semitism until it is banned from society. We share common religious roots with Jews, Pope Francis says. Francis’s comments about anti-Semitism were made to the World Congress of Mountain Jews earlier this week. These Jews, who come from modern-day Iran, were targeted for extermination by German troops in World Read more

Anti-Semitic incidents increasing before shooting Comments 0

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Anti-Semitic incidents have been increasing for some time in the US – and the recent shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue is an example of an ongoing problem. It surfaces often in the research conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks various U.S. hate groups, including neo-Nazis, white nationalists, skinheads and others. “They’re all Read more

Pope denounces attack on Pittsburgh synagogue Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Pope Francis has spoken out against an attack on a gathering at a Pittsburgh synagogue.  Several people died in the attack. Francis also expressed his “closeness” to the Jewish community and the people of that city, and prayed for all the victims and their relatives. “May the Most High receive the dead in his peace, Read more

Jewish group questions WWII Polish cardinal’s beatification Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018

A Jewish group is questioning moves to beatify the wartime head of Poland’s Catholic Church. The American Jewish Congress is reacting to the Pope’s signature last Monday on a decree recognising the “heroic virtues” of Cardinal August Hlond (1881-1948). Hlond was the highest ranking church official in Poland from 1926 to 1948. He is credited Read more

Jewish leaders and Catholic bishops unite against prejudice Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Jewish leaders have joined Catholic bishops in Poland to urge Catholics and Jews to rebuild dialogue and fight prejudice. The Polish Bishops’ Conference describes anti-Jewish rhetoric in Poland as being “contradictory to the principles of Christian love of one’s neighbour.” A group of Polish rabbis responded, saying they “deeply appreciate” their condemnation of anti-Semitism. They Read more

Condemnation for Poland’s holocaust law: Catholic Church reacts Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Condemnation from around the world over a new law on criminalising those who implicate Poland in responsibility for Holocaust crimes has drawn a strong response from a Polish archbishop. Archbishop Waclaw Depo of Czestochowa says the new law’s critics are trying to “alter historical truth”. The law imposes fines or up to three years’ jail Read more

Anti-semitism increasing in Sweden Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Anti-semitism is on the rise in Sweden. Church and state leaders have spoken out against the violence. There have been many attacks against the Swedish Jewish community over the past few years, with two during the past week. It is thought the most recent events are connected with United States President Donald Trump’s recognition of Read more