Marc Chagall with Solitude, 1933.  Private collection.  © Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris. Photo courtesy of The Jewish Museum

COMMENTARY: Pope Francis, Marc Chagall and the Jews

NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis is a devoted fan of artist Marc Chagall, and his favorite is Chagall’s “White Crucifixion,” which depicts Jesus on the cross, wrapped in a Jewish prayer shawl and encircled by scenes of endangered Jews. That tells us a lot about this pope, and the future of Christian-Jewish relations.