Pope visits Rome synagogue, calls on Christians to reject anti-Semitism

January 17, 2016 3:52 PM

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Pope visits Rome synagogue, calls on Christians to reject anti-Semitism

Francis called for the "rediscovery of the Jewish roots of Christianity" and condemned violence in the name of religion.

ROME- Pope Francis made his first visit as pontiff to a synagogue on Sunday, where, in a reference to Islamist attacks, he condemned violence in the name of religion.

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