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The Holy Father to visit
the Great Synagogue of Rome

· On Sunday, 17 January ·

Following the invitation of the Chief Rabbi and Jewish community of Rome, Pope Francis will pay a visit to the Great Synagogue on Sunday afternoon, 17 January 2016. The first Pope to make this historical visit was John Paul II on 13 April 1986, followed by Benedict XVI on 17 January 2010.

The visit will take the form of a personal encounter between Francis and the representatives of Judaism and the members of the Jewish community. A more detailed programme of the visit will be published in due course.

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