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Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, and Pope Francis walk down the central aisle during the Pope's visit to the main synagogue in Rome (CNS)

The Pontiff discussed violence in the Middle East during a speech at Rome’s main synagogue

Pope Francis visits the Great Synagogue of Rome (AP)

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A Kurdish sniper looks at the rubble in the Syrian city of Kobani (AP)

The road back to peace

The Middle East is more polarised along religious lines than ever before. Yet recent history shows the region can return to the enlightened tolerance it once enjoyed

Pope Francis embraces Rabbi Abraham Skorka (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

New statement says God will save Jewish people even if they do not explicitly believe in Christ

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Cardinals venerate a crucifix during the Liturgy of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday in St Peter's Basilica  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Traditionalist movement responds to request by bishops of England and Wales for 2008 prayer to be revised

Benedict XVI meets Paul Batthi, centre, brother of Shahbaz Bhatti in 2011 (AP)

‘I see that Pakistan is changing,’ Dr Paul Bhatti has said

In 2011, an inscription reading 'They were Flammable' and a Nazi swastika are seen on the monument dedicated to Jews in Jedwabne killed by their Polish neighbours in 1941 (AP)

Remembering the heroic Poles who saved Jewish lives, should not blind us to an ugly strain within Polish history

Pope Francis welcomed over a hundred leaders of the World Jewish Congress (PA)

Pope Francis made the remarks in a private meeting with the World Jewish Congress

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

The Pope addressed a special audience in St Peter’s Square to mark the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate