Papal greeting to Rome’s Jewish community
October 03, 2016
Pope Francis has sent a message to the Jewish community of Rome on the occasion of the commemorations of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot.
“I am particularly glad to convey my warmest wishes to you and the Jewish community of Rome,” the Pope said in his message, which was dated September 28 and released October 1. “My sentiment extends also to Jewish communities throughout the world, in the hope that the upcoming festivities may be harbingers of abundant blessings to all.”
“May the Almighty grant peace and the tireless wish to promote it,” he added. “In His eternal mercy, may He grant hope and serenity in our times and strengthen the cordial bonds of friendship between us.”
- Messaggio del Santo Padre alla Comunità ebraica di Roma in occasione delle festività ebraiche di Rosh ha-Shanah 5777, Yom Kippur e Sukkot (Holy See Press Office)
- Francis greets the Jewish community of Rome for Rosh hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot (Holy See Press Office)