JBuzz News March 14, 2013: Jewish leaders have hope in election of new Pope Francis

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Jewish leaders have hope in election of new Pope

Source: JPost, 3-14-13

ADL “reassured” by nomination of Pope Francis I, citing Jewish connections; WJC: Bergoglio to strengthen Israel-Vatican ties.

Faithful react as newly elected Pope Francis I, March 13, 2013.
Faithful react as newly elected Pope Francis I, March 13, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) along with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Wednesday welcomed Cardinal Jorge María Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, on his election as Pope Francis I.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said he was “reassured” over the record of the new Pope, stating that Bergoglio was crucial in maintaing “positive Catholic-Jewish relations.”…

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Rabbi David Rosen, the director of interfaith affairs for the American Jewish Committee, told JTA that the new pope is a “warm and sweet and modest man” known in Buenos Aires for doing his own cooking and personally answering his phone.After the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in 1994, he “showed solidarity with the Jewish community,” Rosen said….READ MORE

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