Synagogue visit: Pope denounces violence done in God’s name

Pope Francis, left, flanked by Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, listens to a chorus at the end of his visit to the Great Synagogue of Rome, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Pope Francis made his first visit to a synagogue as pope Sunday, greeting Rome's Jewish community in their house of worship as his two predecessors did in a show interfaith friendship at a time of religiously-inspired violence around the globe. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)ROME (AP) — Pope Francis denounced all religiously inspired violence during a visit to Rome's main synagogue Sunday, joining the oldest Jewish community in the diaspora in a sign of interfaith friendship at a time of Islamic extremist attacks around the globe.


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