Posts Tagged ‘Knesset’

Israel’s Knesset honours St John XXIII Comments 0

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

In an unprecedented event, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has held a special session to commemorate St John XXIII. During the Second World War, Archbishop Angelo Roncalli’s efforts are believed to have helped save thousands of Jews from Nazi death camps Archbishop Roncalli was elected Pope in 1958 and took the name John XXIII. His pontificate Read more

Israeli MP who tore up the New Testament is criticised Comments 0

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Political and religious figures in Israel have reacted strongly against a member of Parliament who publicly tore up the New Testament and threw it in a rubbish bin. Michael Ben-Ari, along with the other 119 members of the Israeli Knesset, had been sent a New Testament by the Bible Society of Israel. In a covering Read more