Pope Francis meets President of the Romanian Jewish Community at the Vatican

The President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania Silviu Vexler met His Holiness Pope Francis I at the Vatican.

Vexler said that he believes that this meeting “is a symbol of the special bond, of friendship between the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, the Romanian Church United with Rome, the Greek-Catholic and the Roman-Catholic Church”

He presented the Supreme Pontiff some elements of the Jewish life in Romania, in particular the joint project with Christian congregations to recognize Cardinal Iuliu Hossu as “Righteous among the Nations” in appreciation for his actions during the Shoah.

Vexler was accompanied by His Holiness Claudiu-Lucian Pop – Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Cluj-Gherla and His Holiness Cristian-Dumitru Crisan – Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Alba Iulia and Fagaras.

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