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2013-03-26

Back in 2010, the rabbi of Argentinas capital, Abraham Skorka, co-authored a book with Jorge Bergoglio, who now of course is Pope.

ABRAHAM SKORKA
Rabbi of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

"He is a person of integrity, a person who speaks his mind and who thinks quite a bit about his words. He tries to connect with others in a special way. He's a humble person, with whom I shared many spiritual moments with, as did he.”

Back then, Cardinal Bergoglio visited a synagogue in Buenos Aires, to mark the Jewish New Year. He once said those ceremonies helped him pray even more.


ABRAHAM SKORKA
Rabbi of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

 "He meditates quite a bit about what he says and what he does. So once he speaks his mind, he is completely convinced about his comments. Our ties come from the same source, which is the Bible. For me, the inspiration follows the rabbinical teachings in the Bible, while he focuses on the Gospel and the Fathers of the Church. But at the very base, at the root, the teachings of the prophets allow us to connect and to embrace a dialogue.”

The rabbi says that when they were working on the book, he was impressed with Bergoglio's strong personality.

ABRAHAM SKORKA
Rabbi of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

"A reporter came to ask us questions, and the questions were from a skeptical point of view, say from an agnostic on the street. He would say, 'go ahead, ask me, ask me directly.' If this was Bergoglio the Cardinal, I wonder what he will be like as Pope. I think he will be the same. He's at a point right now, where he is recognized as a person who is firm in his beliefs. He's a person who doesn't sway.” 

When it comes to the Jewish community, Bergoglio constantly promoted dialogue between the faiths. Now as Pope, he is expected to continue along this path, with different religions as well.


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