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March 28, 1986 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-03-28

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30 Friday, March 28, 1986

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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NEWS

Roman Jews Welcome
Pope's Synagogue Visit

Rome (JTA) — The Jewish
community has warmly welcom-
ed the Vatican's annoucement
last week that Pope John Paul
II will visit Rome's main syna-
gogue next month. But while
this is viewed as an "historic
gesture'.' which may well be the
first Papal visit ever to a Jewish
house worship, the feeling
among Jewish leaders is that it
will be up to the Pontiff whether
the occasion is merely "sym-
bolic" or contribute substantive-
ly to Catholic-Jewish relations.
"It could be a fantastic step
forward," said Tullia Zevi, presi-
dent of the Union of Italian
Jewish Communities,' or it
could be a perpetuation of am-
biguities." She was referring to
certain fundamental issues that
remain unresolved after more
than 20 years of Vatican-Jewish
dialogue that began after Vat-
ican Council II in 1965.
The chief Vatican spokesman,
Joaquin Navarro Vallis, an-
nounced at a press conference
that the Pope's visit would take
place in the afternoon of April
13. He said it would be the first
such visit in living memory,
though he could not be certain
it would be an historic pre-
cedent.
The Jewish community, in a
statement, expressed its "sat-
isfaction at the decision of Pope
John Paul II to visit the syn-
agogue of Rome," adding that
"this will mark an important

step in the direction of an ever
more regarding dialogue."
The Rome synagogue was the
scene of a traumatic event in
October, 1982 when worship-
pers were attacked by Arab ter-
rorists with machine guns and
grenades. A two year-old boy,
Stefano Tache, was killed and 34
persons were wounded.
More than a year earlier, on
February 9, 1981, the spiritual
leader of the synagogue, Rome's
chief Rabbi Elio Toaff, met with
the Pope at a church adjacent to
the Old Jewish ghetto, about
100 yards from the synagogue.
From that time on, a Papal visit
to the synagogue itself seemed
more and more in the realm of
possibility, awaiting only the
appropriate "conditions.'
Zevi stressed in her remarks
Monday that the conditions
could never have materialized
but for the changes in Catholic-
Jewish relations engendered by
Vatican II. Yet there is disap-
pointment in Jewish circles here
and abroad that the changes
have not progressed further
than they have. One issue that
rankles Jews is the Vatican's
persistent refusal to extend
formal recognition to the State
of Israel.
The main synagogue is an
historical landmark in Rome.
Located in the Lungotevere
Cenci, near the river Tiber, it
was laid down in 1900.

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