Pope Francis I

Rome’s Chief Rabbi In The Spotlight

In one week, Riccardo Di Segni prepares for Passover and a new pope.

03/28/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Rome — Ground zero for Catholic-Jewish relations is Rome, and the man at the center of it all is the city’s chief rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni.

Jewish-Catholic relations are “very complicated,” says Rabbi Di Segni, above. “But this pope shows a good disposition.”

New Pope Seen As Sensitive To Jewish Concerns

03/13/2013
Staff Writer

The selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to be the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church is being seen as a move that will continue to cement Catholic-Jewish relations.

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Getty Images
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