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Fascist Italy, Church under ‘Hitler’s Pope’ took steps to save Jews, claims author

LONDON — In December 1943, as the Nazi effort to round up and deport Italy’s Jews was at its height, Vanda Piperno knocked on the door of the Santa Brigida…

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Two killed, one injured in Alabama church shooting

VESTAVIA HILLS, Alabama (AP) — A lone suspect fired on a small group meeting at a suburban church near one of Alabama’s major cities Thursday evening, fatally wounding two people…

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Russia expresses ‘deep concern’ over Jerusalem church land ruling

Russia said Wednesday it was “deeply concerned” after Israel’s top court ruled earlier this month that a Jewish settler group’s purchase of an East Jerusalem property from the Greek Orthodox…

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Top German court rules church can keep antisemitic bas relief

BERLIN — Germany’s highest court on Tuesday rejected a case calling for a local church associated with Protestant firebrand Martin Luther to remove an ancient antisemitic carving from its wall.…

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Antisemite Father Coughlin’s former church reaches out to Jews in show of good faith

ROYAL OAK, Michigan (JTA) — Nancy Gietzen needed to see if the plaque was still there. She made her way to the foyer of the National Shrine of the Little…

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Supreme Court upholds Greek church sales to far-right group, ending legal battle

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s decision not to block the transfer of rights to three buildings in the Old City to a right-wing Jewish group, exhausting…

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Dozens of worshipers feared dead after gunmen attack Nigeria church

LAGOS, Nigeria — Gunmen with explosives stormed a Catholic church and opened fire in southwest Nigeria on Sunday, killing “many” worshipers and wounding others, the government and police said. The…

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More US shootings: 2 killed outside Iowa church, 2 shot at Wisconsin funeral

A man shot two females to death and then apparently killed himself Thursday night outside a church in Ames, authorities said. The man killed the two women outside the Cornerstone…

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German court mulls bid to remove antisemitic ‘Jew pig’ church sculpture

A German federal court on Monday weighed a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old antisemitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached, and said…

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Church of England vicar who shared article blaming Israel for 9/11 faces removal

A Church of England vicar could face removal amid accusations that he posted antisemitic articles online and shared content with Holocaust deniers. The disciplinary tribunal reviewing the allegations against Reverend…

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