Don`t use the name of God for Violence: Pope Francis

Urging Jews, Christians and Muslims to "respect and love one another as brothers and sisters", Pope Francis today made an impassioned appeal here "not to abuse the name of God for violence".

Pope navigates minefield of symbols in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Pope Francis, at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visited on Monday Israel`s "Memorial to the Victims of Terror", a day after praying at an Israeli security wall abhorred by Palestinians.

Let`s `work together` for peace: Pope to Muslims, Jews

Pope Francis today called for Christians, Jews and Muslims to "work together" for justice and peace on a visit to Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam.

Radicals barred from Jerusalem ahead of pope visit

Police have barred several Israeli extremists from Jerusalem ahead of Pope Francis`s visit to the Holy Land.

Israel, Palestinians eye political gain from Pope Francis visit

When Pope Francis arrives in the Holy Land on his "pilgrimage of prayer," Israelis and Palestinians will both be looking to use the visit to score a few political points.

Israel police won`t let extremists spoil pope visit

Israel`s top police officer on Sunday vowed that Jewish extremists would not be allowed to spoil the upcoming visit of Pope Francis by vandalising Christian holy places.

Priest abuse victims in Britain speak out before pope visit

Victims of abuse by priests urge "action not words" ahead of Pope`s visit.

Memo row: UK appoints diplomat to oversee Pope visit

A senior British diplomat has been placed in charge of Pope Benedict XVI`s visit to Britain in an attempt to reassure Catholics dismayed by a memo mocking the Pope.

UK apologizes to Vatican over Pope visit jokes

The British government has apologised to the Pope for suggesting that he should bless a gay marriage and even launch Papal-branded condoms.

Controversy hits Pope`s Rome synagogue visit

Pope Benedict XVI`s planned visit to Rome`s main synagogue on Sunday has sharply divided Italian Jews, with some angered by his moves to push World War II Pope Pius XII toward sainthood.