On Thursday, 29 September, Benedict XVI sent a Telegram to the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Dr Riccardo Di Segni for Rosh Ha-Shanah, for Yom Kippur and for Sukkot. The following is a translation of the Pope’s Message which was written in Italian.
On the occasion of Rosh Ha- Shanah, of Yom Kippur and of Sukkot, I wish to extend my most cordial greetings and heartfelt wishes to you, esteemed Dr Riccardo Di Segni, and to the entire Jewish Community of Rome, so that these important holidays may be an opportunity for many blessings from the Eternal and font of infinite graces. May the will grow in us to promote peace and justice in the world, which has great need for authentic witnesses to the truth. May God, in his goodness, protect the Jewish Community and may he grant deep friendship between us in this city of Rome and all over the world.
BENEDICTUS PP. XVI
St. Peter’s Square
Feb. 18, 2020
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