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A Message of Friendship

Pope and RabbiPope Francis travelled to Assisi today. It is October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. I celebrated the day myself with our local community of Grey Friars. We had Mass and lunch. Our local Bishop and priests were also present.

I see he has been entertaining his friend from Buenos Aires, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, for the last fortnight in his place in the Vatican. Shouldn't that help relations with Israel and the Jewish people?

Says the Rabbi “I eat with him at breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.  He cares for me, and controls everything regarding my food to make sure it is all kosher, and according to my religious tradition.  These are festive days, and I have to say certain prayers at meals and I expand the last prayer and translate it. He accompanies me together with the others at table - his secretaries and a bishop, and they all say ‘Amen’ at the end”.

I hope our politicians are taking note!

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