VATICAN CITY (RNS) — With anti-Semitism on the rise globally, the Vatican and the United States partnered at a virtual conference on Thursday (Nov. 19) to condemn hate crimes and violence against Jews in both Europe and the U.S. and to reaffirm their support of the state of Israel.

“In recent years, we have witnessed the spread of a climate of evil and antagonism, in which anti-Semitic hatred has been manifested through a number of attacks in various countries,” said Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in his remarks.

“The Holy See condemns all forms of anti-Semitism, recalling that such acts are neither Christian nor human,” he added, quoting Pope Francis, who has continued his predecessors’ efforts to promote dialogue with the Jewish community.

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