Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Pope Francis tells Edelstein he'll visit Knesset

By
October 9, 2013 15:12

Knesset speaker says ready to host Pope Francis as personal guest; thanks Catholic leader for fighting anti-Semitism, hatred.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis. (photo credit:Knesset Speaker's Office )

Pope Francis hopes to visit Israel and the Knesset, as he told Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein in the Vatican Wednesday.

Edelstein told Pope Francis he'd love to see him visit the Holy Land soon and that he would be the Speaker's personal guest in the Knesset.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


"I'll come, I'll come," Pope Francis responded.

Edelstein also thanked Pope Francis for fighting anti-Semitism and hatred, and asked him to use his position to continue working to eradicate anti-Semitism not only among Catholics but among all people.

The Knesset Speaker visited the Vatican as part of his trip to Rome, in which he met with his Italian counterparts Italian Senate President Pietro Grasso and Italian Chamber of Deputies President Laura Boldrini, as well as Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino.

Edelstein discussed peace talks and the Iranian nuclear threat with the Italian officials.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • Israel news
  • jewish
  • pope
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    August 31, 2014
    Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

    By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 13 - 34
      Beer Sheva
      16 - 25
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 16 - 29
      Jerusalem
      15 - 27
      Haifa
    • 21 - 32
      Elat
      19 - 34
      Tiberias