Vatican launches public dialogue with atheists in Paris

March 25, 2011
(UNESCO headquarters in Paris)

(UNESCO headquarters in Paris, 7 Sept 2005/Matthias Ripp)

The Vatican has launched a series of public dialogues with non-believers, choosing leading intellectual institutions in Paris to present its belief that modern societies must speak more openly about God.

Pope’s Jesus book raps religious violence, explains exoneration of Jews

March 10, 2011
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(A priest reads Pope Benedict XVI's book "Jesus of Nazareth" in a book shop in Rome March 10, 2011/Max Rossi )

Catholics & Jews discuss their future dialogue, possible Muslim trialogue

March 2, 2011

(Collège des Bernardins, site of the ILC meeting in Paris, 2 March 2011/Tom Heneghan)

New pope book says Jews not guilty of Jesus Christ’s death

March 2, 2011
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(Pope Benedict XVI waves during his Wednesday general audience at the Vatican March 2, 2011/Tony Gentile )

Extend Catholic-Jewish amity to Islam, Jewish official tells dialogue meeting

February 28, 2011

(An art exhibition poster reading "coexist" using the Islamic crescent, Jewish David Star and Christian cross, in Jerusalem, May 13, 2001 /Reinhard Krause)

Timeline – Ups and downs in recent Catholic-Jewish relations

By Reuters Staff
February 28, 2011

Senior officials from the Roman Catholic Church and international Jewish groups met on Monday in Paris to review relations after 40 years of sometimes difficult dialogue.

Catholic ultra-traditionalist splinter group sees no Vatican accord

February 21, 2011

(Bishop Bernard Fellay at an ordination ceremony for priests in Econe, Switzerland, June 29, 2009/Denis Balibouse )

Pope John Paul’s coffin to be exhumed for faithful

February 18, 2011
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(The coffin of the late Pope John Paul II in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 8, 2005/Yves Herman)

Sorry, Catholics can’t confess via the new iPhone app – Vatican

February 9, 2011
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(Religion apps for the iPhone, photographed in New York, July 21, 2010/Tom Heneghan)

Tullia Zevi, historic Italian Jewish leader, dies at 92

January 23, 2011

rome synagogueTullia Zevi, one of the historic post-war leaders of Italy’s Jews and the only woman to ever hold the post of president of the country’s Jewish communities, died Saturday at the age of 92, her family said.