Pope Francis hopes to continue good Jewish-Catholic rapport
Chief Rabbi invited to papal inauguration14 March, 16:53
"I truly hope to contribute to the progress that the relationship between Jews and Catholics has undergone starting with the Vatican Council II, in the spirit of renewed cooperation," he wrote.
On Wednesday, Di Segni sent his best wishes to the newly elected on behalf of the city's Jewish community. "I express my best wishes to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has been elected Francis, so that he can lead the Catholic Church with strength and wisdom in the coming years," Di Segni said. "The Church's relationship with Rome's Jewish Community and its dialogue with Judaism have made important steps (forward)," Di Segni said.
Photo: Pope John Paul II and Rabbi Elio Toaff