In his sixth annual Easter Sunday address given in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Pope Francis called for “reconciliation for the Holy Land, also experiencing in these days the wounds of ongoing conflict that do not spare the defenseless,’ clearly referring to Gazan casualties, most of who were known Hamas terrorists, killed while trying to breach Israel’s border.
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 »