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Submitted by Elliott (United States), Feb 19, 2013 16:05
I have met Rav Riccardo di Segni, the leader of the Jewish Community of Rome (which he informed me is the oldest Jewish Community in Europe), on one occasion in Rome. He actually had a seat at the table in the Vatican on the committee considering the beatification of Pope Pius XII (the pope during World War II). In his words, although they of course do not have a vote (it is, after all, the Catholic Church), they can only present their position as clearly and diplomatically as possible.
I cannot imagine the Church, which has done so much over the last two papacies to mend fences with the Jewish community, would ignore the issue of Maradiaga'a anti-Semitism. It would therefore be a complete shock and surprise if this man would be chosen to fill this most sensitive post. See the link to an image below of Rav di Segni and Pope Benedict:
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|How can you hate Jews when Jesus was a Jew?! [56 words]||Lisa||Feb 28, 2013 18:30|
|Jesus is Jewish [9 words]||JK||Feb 27, 2013 18:54|
|Anti-Semitic pope [51 words]||Dwight Osborne||Feb 27, 2013 16:21|
|Satan Has Many Vehicles [128 words]||Mark||Feb 27, 2013 16:04|
|Anti-Semitic popes [10 words]||Carol||Feb 26, 2013 22:52|
|Rodriguez [14 words]||Dick Delson||Feb 26, 2013 16:44|
|Campaign to prevent the election of Maradiaga [13 words]||Brian Berman||Feb 26, 2013 13:55|
|Thank You Prof. Dershowitz [105 words]||David Garcia||Feb 24, 2013 20:06|
|"... that happened 40 years ago, 30 years ago." [29 words]||Joshua||Feb 24, 2013 09:47|
|If anything goes wrong, "blame the Jews." [153 words]||Alan Goldsmith||Feb 21, 2013 11:11|
|↔ Jews and Israel [78 words]||Dwight Osborne||Feb 28, 2013 14:10|
|Maradiaga is bad news. [88 words]||Chinedu Eduzor||Feb 20, 2013 16:58|
|Correction needed [12 words]||Mikeh420||Feb 20, 2013 11:47|
|The wrong culprit [219 words]||DaTechGuy||Feb 20, 2013 11:17|
|The effects of an anti-Semitic pope vs. the effects of a Barack Obama [46 words]||Barbara L.||Feb 20, 2013 02:57|
|What else will happen in world so terrible for Jews and Israel? [19 words]||Janet Sterman||Feb 19, 2013 23:03|
|↔ Jews and Israel [17 words]||Dwight Osborne||Feb 28, 2013 14:06|
|What actions to take? [9 words]||Richard||Feb 19, 2013 22:34|
|Differences of terms [36 words]||Bart Benschop||Feb 19, 2013 21:36|
|Voting Rodriguez Maradiaga will be an act of suicide for the Catholic church [106 words]||Thomasson||Feb 19, 2013 21:09|
|An alternative choice [71 words]||Kevin A. Ward||Feb 19, 2013 19:49|
|The Catholic Church in Latin America and Mexico is a different church.. [17 words]||Rich||Feb 19, 2013 17:35|
|⇒ Jewish Community of Rome [154 words]||Elliott||Feb 19, 2013 16:05|
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