Monday, January 16, 2006

The Holy Father meets with the Jewish people of Rome

... in the Vatican. And is invited to visit the beautiful synagogue built on the banks of the Tiber in the late 19th century.

[Only after the walls of the ghetto came down, and his predecessor, Pius IX, was stripped of political power after Garibaldi's armies surged through Rome on Sept. 20, 1870]

[Oh, isn't it joyous that we're so far now from the days of Cum Nimis Absurdum?]

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