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Pope to visit Rome synagogue amidst boycotts October 14, 2009

Filed under: Featured,Headline,The Orlando Judaism Examiner — rucheli @ 5:10 am

PopeYesterday the Vatican released a notice that Pope Benedict will be making his first visit to the synagogue of Rome on January 17th, 2010. This visit will take place amidst boycotts almost exactly a year after the Pope lifted the excommunication of Holocaust-denier British Bishop Richard Williamson, bringing Jewish-Catholic relations to an extremely low point.

What exactly is the Pope getting at with this visit? He will be only the second Pope to ever visit the Great Synagogue of Rome…

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