Itongadol.- The Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka will be one of the four jewish representatives invited to the canonization of the late popes John XXIII and John Paul II, that will take place this Sunday in the Vatican.
Vatican/Pope Francis. An Argentine rabbi will attend to the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II
"It will be a very important moment" to the Hebrew world because "two Pontifex that left their mark in the jewish catholic dialogue will be honored", Skorka, Latin American Rabbinic Seminar´s president, said, to the Jewish News Agency.
"We know that John XXIII, when he was Nuncio in Istanbul, saved a lot of jewish lives from the Nazism claws. And John Paul II was the one in whose papacy the diplomatic relationships between the Vatican and the State of Israel were established, and he was the one that made a historic visit to Israel in 2000 with remarkable success, among which we can mention the writing where he apologized for the Christian mistakes against the jewish people, and he placed it in the Kotel Hamaarabí", he added.
"All of these are part of a special commitment they both had with the biblical values and that´s why the jewish peoples sees with emotion that they are honored in a special way", he insisted.
Rome´s rabbi, Riccardo di Segni; his former partner in Ireland David Rosen, current director of the Religious Affairs Department in the American Jewish Committee; and Superior Rabinate´s secretary in Israel, Oded Weiner; will also attend the ceremony.