Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan meets Pope Francis in the Vatican

June 10, 2022 by  
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On Thursday, Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan has had a rare private audience with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Vatican.

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WJC applauds Vatican’s opening of World War II archives

March 1, 2020 by  
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As the Vatican prepares to unseal millions of pages representing the WWII archives of Pope Pius XII tomorrow, the World Jewish Congress celebrates a step forward in the transparency of that era’s history. Read more

Getting to the truth about the Vatican and the Holocaust

Historians have long sought access to the Vatican’s private World War II-era archives. Read more

WJC and Lithuanian Jewish community mark 75 years since liquidation of Vilnius Ghetto: “We must continue to strengthen Jewish life in Lithuania”

September 25, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and its affiliated community in Lithuania marked the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilnius Ghetto, alongside Pope Francis and other notable personalities. Read more

WJC leaders meet with the Pope

November 1, 2015 by  
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Pope Francis has welcomed more than 100 leaders of the World Jewish CongresS to the Vatican and issued a strong condemnation of antisemitism. Read more

Shana Tova from the Pope

September 3, 2013 by  
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Pope Francis has wished Jews around the world a sweet and peaceful year 5774, called for increased dialogue among the world’s religious communities and opposed fundamentalism in any faith. Read more