Last week an exhibition with the title “Dear Pope Francis, I give you a drawing” opened in the Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital in Rome.

On December 8, 2017, after completing the traditional visit to the statue of the Immaculate Conception on Piazza d’Espagna in Rome, Pope Francis stopped off at the Church of Saint Andrea delle Fratte, where Alphonse Ratisbonne had his conversion experience.

On November 3, 2017, Pope Francis visited the Mausoleum of the Fosse Ardeatine in Rome, which houses the tombs of 335 martyrs, who died in the massacre ordered by Hitler in 1944.

On Monday, November 6, 2017, Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Council for Christian Unity and the affiliated Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews received an award at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheba.

Pope Francis said knowledge and wisdom must advance together, when he greeted a delegation from Tel Aviv University on October 23, 2017, in the Hall of Popes in the Vatican.

Gregory Baum, one of the pioneers in Jewish-Catholic relations died at the age of 94 on October 18, 2017.

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Assyrian Bishop of the Western United States, Mar Aprim Khamis, ordained two priests in the Syrian Orthodox Church of Saint Mark in Jerusalem.

On September 16, 2017, Andrea Bergmini, long time friend of the kehillot in Israel, was ordained a priest in the Cathedral of Bologna, Italy, by Archbishop Matteo Zuppi.

Sister Ruth Pfau, a German member of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, died in Pakistan at the age of 87.

On August 5, 2017, the Church in Paris will mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, Archbishop of Paris.

On Monday, July 31, 2017, Pope Francis visited his Jesuit companions in Rome.

For the first time, the Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum of Rome are collaborating in an exhibition on one of the most important objects of Judaism.

From Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017, the members of the Helsinki Consultation met in Krakow. Father David participated and reports:

On June 21, 2017, the Greek Catholic synod of bishops elected Archbishop Joseph Absi as the new Patriarch of the Greek Catholic Church.

June 20, 2017 is the World Day of Refugees. Rome Reports presents five ideas from Pope Francis concerning the refugees.

A joint Vatican-Israeli working commission met in Rome on June 13, 2017, to continue negotiations aimed at a final diplomatic agreement establishing the legal and economic status of Church institutions in the Holy Land.

We received news from friends that Father Peter Hocken, distinguished Catholic theologian and friend of the kehillot in Israel, passed away on June 10, 2017 in Austria.

On Friday, May 26, 2017, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) was received in a private audience by the Holy Father Pope Francis at the Vatican.

A delegation of Hasidim from New York consulted with the Pope for 45 minutes on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Patriarch Gregorios III, head of the Greek Catholic Church on Saturday, May 6, 2017.