Monthly Archives: January 2010

US rabbi says pope has finished second volume on Jesus

VATICAN CITY — U.S. Rabbi Jacob Neusner, a prolific author and professor at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., told the Vatican newspaper that Pope Benedict XVI has finished the second volume of his book on Jesus. The rabbi says the … Continue reading

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Pope at Rome synagogue: ‘May these wounds be healed forever!’

UPDATE: Full story. ROME — Visiting the Rome synagogue this afternoon, Pope Benedict strongly reaffirmed the church’s commitment to dialogue with the Jews and its modern teachings against anti-Semitism. He also recalled the church’s request for forgiveness for the failings of Christians … Continue reading

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Pope: Synagogue visit shows climate of respect, dialogue

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict looked ahead to his visit Sunday afternoon to the Jewish synagogue in Rome, saying at his noon blessing that despite Catholic-Jewish problems, the overall climate between the two religions was one of respect and dialogue. … Continue reading

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Pope following Haiti tragedy

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict spoke about the disastrous earthquake in Haiti at his noon blessing today, expressing sadness at the death of Archbishop Joseph Miot of Port-au-Prince as well as the many others who lost their lives. As the Catholic … Continue reading

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Holy Land journey: I leave with fears and hope

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas One in a series DAY TEN: Jan. 14, 2010 JERUSALEM — The last formal gathering of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land took place this morning. At that … Continue reading

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Holy Land journey: A creative initiative; the sadness of Hebron

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas One in a series DAY NINE: Jan. 13, 2010 JERUSALEM — Two experiences highlighted our gatherings today. The first was an opportunity to spend some time with the Maronite archbishop of Haifa and the Holy Land, … Continue reading

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Holy Land journey: Glimpses of hope amid the frustration

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas One in a series DAY EIGHT: Jan. 12, 2010 JERUSALEM — This is the 10th year of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in the Holy Land. For the first time, representatives from all the Catholic communities … Continue reading

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