Euroasian Jewish News
EAJC President took part in the meeting with the Pope
A delegation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) led by its President, Ronald S. Lauder, was received by Pope Francis at the Vatican. The meeting was attended by Julius Meinl, President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC).
In his address, the pope spoke about the challenge to promote peace in the world and about the refugee crisis. The Catholic pontiff said it was important that Christians and Jews speak out against brutality in the world. “We should go on a joint journey together to make the world more secure,” the pope told the Jewish leaders delegation, which included the heads of big Jewish communities in Europe and the Americas.
Ahead of the Rosh Hashana holiday, Pope Francis wished the Jewish world a sweet new year.