A meeting on Monday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pope Francis may have grave implications for Jerusalem as both leaders appear to be building an agenda based upon their joint opposition to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.
There are friends that one hath to his own hurt; but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24) According to Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires and close friend of Pope Francis, the Christian leader’s “commitment with the Jewish people is total,” according to… Read more »
An historic agreement has been drafted between Israel and the Vatican. The Israeli authorities have granted the Pope an official seat in the room where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and where David and Solomon, Jewish kings of Judea, are considered by some researchers, to also be buried.
“Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it…” (Genesis 13:17) Although The Pope has expressed his eagerness to visit Israel, that visit may not be as soon as initially expected. Israel’s Channel 2 News had picked up a report from Italian media which suggested the pontiff was… Read more »
The righteous is guided by his friend; but the way of the wicked leadeth them astray. (Proverbs 12:26) In his Yom Kippur speech, delivered at sundown on Friday, Roman Chief Rabbi, Dr. Riccardo Di Segni, praised Pope Francis for a letter he wrote to the national daily La Repubblica. According to the Jerusalem Post, the… Read more »