Interfaith Forum to Discuss Pope’s Visit to Israel

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Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders will meet to discuss the visit of Pope Francis to Israel. The forum will coincide with United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, an initiative originally proposed in 2010 by King Hussein of Jordan.

The forum will take place on February 2nd at the historic YMCA building in Jerusalem and feature Rabbi David Rosen, the former Chief Rabbi of Ireland and currently the International Director of Interrelations Affairs of American Jewish Committee, Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein, founder and director of The Elijah Interfaith Institute, Peta Pellach of The Elijah Interfaith Institute, Kadi Iyad Zahalka and Muslim judge living in Israel, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, Bishop William Shomali and others.

Pope Francis is expected to visit Israel in May.