HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY AT YAD VASHEM IN JERUSALEM
Vatican Ambassador to Israel, Monsignor Antonio Franco sits at the opening ceremony of the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem, Israel on April 15, 2007. Initially the Vatican was not going to attend in protest of a caption at Yad Vashem that condemns the Pope Pius XII for refusing to help Jews during the Holocaust. (UPI Photo/David Blumenfeld/Pool).
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A Catholic priest in China announced immediately after his elevation to auxiliary bishop that he will no longer work with the government-backed church.
University of Minnesota Duluth officials say a campus production of the play "The Deputy" will go on despite complaints from Catholics who call it hate speech.
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The Vatican plans to put items from its Secret Archives on public display next year to observe the 400th anniversary of the trove of documents.
The Vatican has announced plans to restore 7 million papal photographs in the archives of its newspaper and put them into digital format.
Pope Benedict XVI, at a Holocaust memorial in Vatican City, prayed Wednesday "that such tragedies can never happen again."
In a visit to Rome's main synagogue Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI sought to improve relations between Catholics and Jews.
The Vatican denies moving Pope Pius XII toward sainthood is an act of hostility against those who say the wartime pope did not do enough to stop the Holocaust.
The Vatican's newspaper says the United States and Britain knew about Adolf Hitler's plans to exterminate the Jews, but did nothing to stop him.