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Jews See New Pope as an Ally, ADL Applauds Choice of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio March 22, 2013

Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity, Jews, New World Order.
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As Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis “has had a warm relationship with the Jewish community of Argentina, and enjoyed close friendships with many prominent rabbis,” said Rabbi David Rosen, international director of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee.

“We welcome Pope Francis I to his new role as leader of the Catholic Church,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said in a statement. “Catholic-Jewish relations had remained a focus of Pope Benedict XVI and we look forward to continuing the solid foundation that already exists for interfaith dialogue.”

Other Jewish leaders and scholars noted that Francis’ relatively advanced age — 76 — is important to the Jewish community, in that the Holocaust™ happened during his lifetime and can conjure memories for him of the horrors to which antisemitism can lead.

Jews Worldwide See an Ally in Pope Francis

“Those who said Benedict was the last pope who would be a pope that lived through the Shoah™, or that said there would not be another pope who had a personal connection to the Jewish people, they were wrong,” said Rabbi David Rosen.

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