We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Tensions in Jerusalem over plan for Pope's Mass at site of the Last Supper

Catholic World News - May 19, 2014

In Jerusalem, plans for Pope Francis to celebrate Mass at the site of the Last Supper continue to cause controversy, with some Orthodox Jews protesting the papal appearance.

The building that houses the Cenacle—the upper room revered by Christians—is also prized by Jews as the tomb of David. Protesters have said that the Pope should not be allowed to break the usual policy that bars Christian prayer services in the building.

Tensions about the Pope’s visit to the building on Mount Zion have been increased by rumors that the government of Israel may give the Vatican control over the Cenacle. Although government officials have repeatedly denied that such an agreement is under consideration, speculation continues that a deal could be reached as part of a broader accord ending years of negotiation toward a diplomatic pact between Israel and the Holy See.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($30,754 to go):
$35,000.00 $4,245.70
88% 12%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Ways of Evangelization 20 hours ago
Evangelization and the Gift of Meaning 21 hours ago
Two links - moral relativism in elementary schools and charges of "genocide" in the Old Testament March 3
Don’t touch that Smile! Helping CatholicCulture.org by shopping on Amazon. March 2
Church Fathers: Introduction to the Greek Apologists March 1

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5