Vatican: Israeli aggression behind the conflicts in the Middle East

«The solution to conflicts rests in the hands of the stronger country in its occupying and inflicting wars on another country» This is expressed in a Vatican document released Tuesday. It blames the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the «occupying» of lands for fomenting most of the conflicts in the Middle East. This conflict is also being… Read More Vatican: Israeli aggression behind the conflicts in the Middle East

Pope: «Jerusalem of universal value is deeply troubled»

Pope Benedict XVI has said that this unique city, holy yet deeply troubled, be a sign and foreshadowing of that peace which God desires for the whole human family. Pope Benedict XVI reiterated his stand on the rights of Israel and Palestine to be sovereign and mutually-respecting nations Monday morning to the Vatican Diplomatic Corps.… Read More Pope: «Jerusalem of universal value is deeply troubled»

Church leaders: «Islamic suicide bombers are justified resistance»

Suicide bombings and other attacks against Israelis that necessitate many of the above measures are not terrorism, but rather legitimate resistance. Published on Friday by regional leaders of the Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican and Baptists churches, the document, titled «A Moment of Truth» lamented that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process had reached an impasse, and… Read More Church leaders: «Islamic suicide bombers are justified resistance»

Catholic Bishops promises not to make Jews proselytes

«Interreligious dialogue is never about proselytism or any coercive methods that would lead someone to abandon his or her religious convictions» This is a statement of Father James Massa, Executive Director for the USCCB’s Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. First week of July he gave this statement when representatives of the U.S. bishops and… Read More Catholic Bishops promises not to make Jews proselytes

– Catholic Church responsible for anti-semitism

«The Pope lost an opportunity to make amends for this past, and not just for the unique Jewish tragedy of the Holocaust». Malcolm Hedding is the executive director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. The Embassy has partnered with Yad Vashem to open a special desk for «Christian Friends of Yad Vashem». In todays Jerusalem… Read More – Catholic Church responsible for anti-semitism