Verbatim is a weekly feature of The Catholic Register consisting of word-for-word excerpts or transcripts on a compelling topic of the moment. Texts are edited only for style consistency and length.

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to their own town to register.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission insists it has never called Christmas racist.

Pope Francis’ message to participants in the 13th festival  of the Social Doctrine of the Church.

Opening remarks by Hugh MacKinnon, CEO of Bennett Jones, as chair of the 44th annual Cardinal’s Dinner in Toronto on Nov. 14.

The full text of the October Declaration published by leading British citizens and signed by 76,055 others to date.

A statement to the Synod on Synodality from Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar and president of the Federation of Asian Bishops

A statement of concern published last year by six Canadian rabbinical organizations regarding a United Church of Canada report pertaining to Israel.

Excerpts from various sources commenting on the terror attack on Israel

A very brief recent history of Catholics and Jews…

Pope Francis’ homily delivered in St. Peter’s Square ahead of the Oct. 4 opening of the Synod on Synodality.

Statement by Joseph Hazboun, regional director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) in Jerusalem, marking the International Day of Peace and the National Day of Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land.