Pope meets with Chief Rabbi of Rome

2015-04-27 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met Monday morning at the Vatican with the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni. The Chief Rabbi had intended to meet with the Pope last week, during the audience with the delegation of European Rabbis. He was unable to attend, however, due to the death of his predecessor Elio Toaff.

A press statement from the spokesman of the Jewish community in Rome described the meeting as cordial. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed a number of issues, including issues arising from immigration to Europe. The statement said the Pope and the Chief Rabbi spoke about the duties of religion with regard to these issues, and about future projects of collaboration.

(from Vatican Radio)