Posts Tagged ‘Jews’

Jewish groups concerned by outreach to traditionalist Catholics Comments 3

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
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Some Jewish groups expressed concern on Friday that the 40 years of progress in Catholic-Jewish relations could be brought into jeopardy by the Vatican’s outreach to traditionalist Catholics. The Vatican told the Society of St. Pius X that they must accept some core church teachings if they want to be fully reintegrated into the church. Read more

Israeli ambassador prematurely praises Pius XII Comments 1

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Mordechay Lewy, Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican, on Thursday praised Pope Pius XII for helping Jews during the Nazi occupation of Rome. On Sunday he “backed off” the comment, saying his analysis was “premature” and that it was a personal judgement. Lewy’s initial comments were made at a ceremeony on Thursday night to honour an Italian Read more

Violence: Never in God’s name Comments 0

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Pope Benedict rejects the idea of violence in the name of Jesus and dismisses the idea that the Jews were responsible for Jesus’ death. In the second of his planned trilogy, Benedict says there can be no justification for violence carried out in Jesus’ name. “The cruel consequences of religiously motivated violence are only too evident Read more