Tue 26 Mar, 2013
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Exodus, Passover, Pope Francis, Prayer, Rabbi Riccardo di Segni
From Israeli National News
On Monday, Pope Francis extended his wishes to Rome’s chief rabbi and Jews worldwide in a gesture aimed at strengthening relations between the two religions, as the Jewish world marks the beginning of the holiday of Passover.
In his message to Rabbi Riccardo di Segni, the pope said he hoped “that the Almighty, who freed his people from slavery in Egypt by guiding them to the Holy Land, continues to free them from all evil and accompany them with his blessing.”
“I ask you to pray for me, as I assure you my prayer, confident of being able to deepen the bonds of mutual respect and friendship,” he said in the statement made public by Rome’s Jewish community.
Please join us as we add our prayers to the Pope’s. May God Almighty “form us, and set us as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness” (Is 42:6-7).