Catholic Culture Liturgical Living
Catholic Culture Liturgical Living
Catholic World News

Pope, in letter to Jews in Israel, condemns anti-Semitism as a sin

February 05, 2024

» Continue to this story on CNS

CWN Editor's Note: In a letter addressed to Jews in Israel, Pope Francis said that his “heart is torn at the sight of what is happening in the Holy Land” as he lamented the rise of anti-Semitism around the world.

“The path that the Church has walked with you, the ancient people of the covenant, rejects every form of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism, unequivocally condemning manifestations of hatred towards Jews and Judaism as a sin against God,” Pope Francis wrote.

“Together with you, we Catholics are very concerned about the terrible increase in attacks against Jews around the world,” he continued. “We had hoped that ‘never again’ would be a refrain heard by the new generations, yet now we see that the path ahead requires ever closer collaboration to eradicate these phenomena.”

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

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

There are no comments yet for this item.