Rabbi’s Visit to Mosque Hailed by Cardinal

ROME, MARCH 14, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The Holy See described a visit by the chief rabbi of Rome to the city’s mosque as “a very important gesture to build peace together.”

On Monday, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni visited the mosque of the Italian capital.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, said the symbolic act is important “given the very strong conflict that afflicts the world.”

The cardinal said that “dialogue should not only take place between Christians and Jews but also between Jews and Muslims. It is very important to surmount this persistent conflict.”