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April 28, 2015 1:02 pm

Pope Francis Meets With Chief Rabbi of Rome

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Pope Francis met with Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni on Monday at the Vatican. Photo: Casa Rosada via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Pope Francis met with the chief rabbi of Rome, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, on Monday at the Vatican.

The Vatican said in a statement that the meeting was “cordial” and covered topics ranging from the immigration crisis to other issues facing Europe, adding that the two leaders discussed how religion can play a role in addressing such issues as well as the possibility of future collaborative projects between the Jewish community and Catholic Church.

Last week, Pope Francis met with a delegation of leading European rabbis at the Vatican to discuss Jewish-Christian relations and the ongoing surge of antisemitism in Europe, with the pontiff saying that the “great tragedy” of the Holocaust should remain a “warning for present and future generations.”

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    I very much Like this Pope Francis. He has done a lot to enhance mankind and togetherness. Perhaps he can FINALLY get the Christians who blame the Jews for “killing their Jesus” will stop their bigotry and antisemitism.. So many Jews have suffered and died because of that, From the inquisition, the crusades, pogroms and the holocaust. The Jewish people have survived and will always do so.

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