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Pope Prays for Victims of Attack Against Synagogue in Halle, Germany

After Shooting Leaving Two People Dead on Yom Kippur, Francis Prays for Our Jewish Brothers

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Pope Francis has remembered in prayer the victims of the attack on the Synagogue in Halle, Germany.

According to Vatican News, the Pontiff did so at the end of the 6th General Congregation of the Synod on Amazonia, when he opened the day of work praying for our “Jewish brothers on the day of Yom Kippur.

As Jewish people observed the Jewish day of fast and expiation, on Oct. 9, 2019, which follows the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah, an attack took place against the Synagogue of Halle, in Eastern Germany, leaving two dead.


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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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