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Britain’s chief rabbi: ‘Soul touched soul’ in meeting with Pope

Catholic World News - October 19, 2010

Describing his meeting with Pope Benedict last month as “a moment I shall never forget,” Great Britain’s chief rabbi said that “soul touched soul across the boundaries of faith, and there was a blessed moment of healing.” Lord Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, also descried his encounter as an “epiphany” and said that the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on relations between Catholics and Jews constituted “one of the greatest acts of reconciliation in religious history”

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