"I urge all of our Catholic faithful to reach out to their Jewish friends and assure them of our support."
Bishop Barres will celebrate Midnight Mass and Mass at 11 a.m. on Christmas Day. Both Masses will be televised on Catholic Faith Network.
Information on the new name for the former Respect Life Office.
Bishop Barres visited Our Lady of Loretto parish and announced the appointment to parishioners at the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 15. Click for a slideshow of photos from Mass.
"We are called to recognize the face God chose to assume in Jesus Christ, humble and merciful."
On the eve of his 83rd birthday, Pope Francis met with members of the Italian National Association of Senior Workers.
The Catholic Church condemns all forms of anti-Semitism as contrary to the very nature of the Catholic faith.