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The Pope at the synagogue. Andrea Riccardi: a religious brotherhood against violence and wars

January 18 2016

Andrea Riccardi

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"According to the rabbinic legal tradition, an act repeated three times becomes chazaqà,  fixed custom" - so said Rabbi Di Segni in the temple of Rome. He alluded to the third visit of a Pope to the synagogue, that of Francis: "The concrete sign of a new era after all that has happened in the past". Now the visit is a decisive step for the Popes, a sign of the ''essential link" between the Church and Jews (in the words of Francis). Really a new era.  Roman Jews, for centuries ... 

 

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