The two banks of the Tiber: Pope Francis and the Roman Jews
Rossella Tercatin /Italy
Since his election, Pope Francis has been in the spotlight for his innovative approach to the papacy. On January 17, 2016, he is to become the third pontiff to visit Rome’s main synagogue. But what is the relationship between Francis and the neighboring Jewish Community of Rome?
Rossella Tercatin is an Italian journalist currently based in Jerusalem. She is an editor at the Italian Jewish paper Pagine Ebraiche and a regular contributor to the major Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Her articles have appeared in The Times of Israel, The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Chronicle, The Forward.