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Chief Rabbi of UK: “What will it profit Europe if it gains the world yet loses its soul?”


During his meeting with Benedict XVI, he says the two exchanged views on the loss of spiritual values, the current economic crisis and the relationship between politics and religion. 

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
“I found I a kindred spirit, we spoke the same language, have the same worries and are committed to the same principles. So I found it very helpful for meeting. And I hope that we can go together, Jews and Christians to strengthen the moral fabric of Europe.”

After his meeting with the pope, Lord Sacks visited the Pontifical Gregorian University where he was joined by Cardinal Kurt Koch, the president of the Pontifical Commission for Relations with Judaism.

The Chief Rabbi spoke on the importance of business ethics based on Jewish and Christian principles. He paraphrased this with a famous Christian text: “What will it profit Europe if it gains the world yet loses its soul?”