Catholic-Jewish Relations

Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See Raphael Schutz meets with Pope Francis on February 2, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

In Letter, Pope Francis laments ‘terrible increase’ in attacks against Jews

Feb 3, 2024

In a letter addressed to “my Jewish brothers and sisters in Israel" and released today, Pope Francis lamented the “terrible increase in attacks against Jews around the world” that has taken place since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war last October.

Pope Francis meets with World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder at the Vatican on Oct. 19, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

World Jewish Congress Leader Asks Pope to Use "moral authority" to Help Israeli Hostages

Oct 19, 2023

In his meeting with the pope, Ronald Lauder urged the pontiff “to use your power, to use your strength, to get these hostages released.”

Pope Francis meeting with a delegation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) at the Vatican, Nov. 21, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets Jewish Leaders As They launch Initiative to Strengthen Catholic-Jewish

Nov 22, 2022

Pope Francis met with international Jewish leaders on Tuesday as they launched an initiative to strengthen Catholic-Jewish bonds.

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 19, 2022. | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Welcomes Opening of Jewish-Catholic Center at Polish University

Oct 21, 2022

Pope Francis has welcomed the establishment of a Center for Catholic-Jewish Relations in Poland and called for a deepening appreciation of a common heritage. 

Pope Francis delivers a homily from a wheelchair, June 5, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Misses Meeting with Jewish Delegation Due to Knee Pain

Jun 30, 2022

Pope Francis missed a meeting with a Jewish delegation on Thursday morning after experiencing a flare-up of knee pain, according to the Vatican.