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Pope sends greetings to Rome's Jewish leader

March 15, 2013

In a message to the Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the head of the Jewish community in Rome, Pope Francis said that he hopes to “contribute to the progress of the relations that have existed between Jews and Catholics since Vatican Council II.”

The Pope sent his greetings to the chief rabbi on the day of his election as Roman Pontiff, informing him that his pontificate would be solemnly inaugurated on March 19.

“Trusting in the protection of the Most High,” the Pope wrote, he hopes that Catholics and Jews can work together “in service of a world that may always be more in harmony with the Creator’s will.”


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