Pope's Message to Jewish Community of Rome

«I Send a Heartfelt Greeting of Peace and Well-Being»

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VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 20, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the telegram that Pope Benedict XVI sent to Dr. Riccardo Di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome, on the occasion of the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah , Yom Kippur and Sukkot.

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Most Illustrious Dr. Riccardo Di Segni

Chief Rabbi of Rome

Jewish Community of Rome – High Temple

Lungotevere Cenci – 00186 Rome

On the joyful occasion of Rosh Hashanah 5773 and Yom Kippur and Sukkot, I send a heartfelt greeting of peace and well-being to you and the whole Jewish community of Rome, invoking from the Most High, copious blessings for the new year and hoping that Jews and Christians, growing in mutual esteem and friendship, will be able to witness in the world the values that spring from the adoration of the One God.


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