Vatican City, Sep 20, 2012 / 11:02 am
In celebration of three upcoming Jewish holy days, Pope Benedict XVI sent a message of prayer and friendship to Riccardo Di Sengi, the chief rabbi of Rome.
The Pope expressed his best wishes to the Jewish community for three holy days which are all celebrated in the month of September.
Marking Rosh Hashanah, the New Year; Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement; and Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles, Pope Benedict expressed his desire for "peace and goodness to the entire Jewish community of Rome."
He then prayed that God would provide "copious blessings for the New Year."