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Pope Francis in the basilica St. Bartholomew prays with the Community of Sant'Egidio in memory of the New Martyrs

Liturgy of the Resurrection of the Lord


 
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Finci Jakob


President of the Jewish Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina

[1943]

 

He was born just after the liberation of his parents  fron an Italian detention camp, he comes from and ancient Sephardi Jewish family which reached Sarajevo by the half  of the 16th century after they were expelled from Spain.

Lawyer, he studied at the Law Faculty in Sarajevo.

Promoter of the cultural Jewish rebirth in Bosnia and Herzegovina, he was also among the founders of BENEVOLENCIJA in 1991, a humanitarian organization very well-known in the country.

He has been President of the Jewish Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina  since 1995.

He has been working for years in favor of dialogue and national reconciliation. He has also occupied diplomatic posts in some European Cities.


September 2012

Assisi 2016 - Thirst for Peace

 

World meeting for peace The Courage to Hope

 

Sarajevo 2012

 

Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI
Benedict XVI

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