poperabbisheik“The master stroke ahead of this trip was Pope Francis’ idea of bringing his friends from Argentina, Jewish Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim Professor Omar Abboud with him to better understand the complex political and religious problems the region. And as the papal plane takes off again this evening, the lasting image I’m taking away from Jerusalem is the sight of the pope and his two friends with tears in their eyes, arms clutched around each other’s shoulders, daring to hope that peace really is possible, even in this troubled Holy Land.”



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