Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Rabbinical Seminary of Buenos Aires, spoke to ZENIT, the Catholic news agency, on Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land.
Skorka is a personal friend of the Pope and the two had worked together to build relations between Jews and Catholics in Argentina. The two had also written a book together.
Rabbi Skorka said in the interview: “I don’t expect [Pope] Francis to wave a magic wand and bring together Jews and Palestinians. But, his charisma and his great humility can give a powerful message of peace for the whole Middle East,” he said. “It is a strategic region for world harmony, as taught to us by the prophets of the Bible, from Isaiah to Micah.”
Read the full interview here