Views of CCJR Members

No other pope has been so engaged with Jews

So, it seems that relations with Jews are likely to remain warm and to receive encouragement from the new Pope. “I did not have the same experience as John Paul II of having half of my friends as Jewish, but I have Jewish friends,” he says. Rabbi David Rosen, international director of Interreligious Affairs for the American Jewish Committee, agreed: “There never, ever has been a pope with so much previous interaction with the Jewish community.”