CNA Staff, Nov 9, 2020 / 10:00 am
Catholics have joined faith leaders from around the world to offer prayers and tributes, after the death of Rabbi Jonathan Lord Sacks, the internationally renowned philosopher, leading voice in inter-religious dialogue, and the former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, said on Sunday that he had "lost a friend; the Jewish community a great leader; humanity an eloquent spokesman."
Rabbi Sacks died in the early morning of Saturday, Nov. 7, at the age of 72. In October, his office announced that he had been diagnosed with cancer "recently," and was undergoing treatment.
"Chief Rabbi Sacks was a most eloquent proponent of some of the greatest truths of humanity, so often forgotten," said the cardinal.