Pope John Paul II visit to the Israelite Community of Rome.
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|Description||Pope John Paul II (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. Born in Poland, John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope since Adrian VI in the 16th century and the second-longest-serving pope after Pius IX in modern history.
Pope John Paul II visited Rome’s main synagogue Sunday and prayed with the West’s oldest Jewish community in an unprecedented gesture aimed at healing nearly 2,000 years of discord between Roman Catholics and Jews.
The visit, coming midway between the Christian Easter and the Jewish Passover, marked the first time a pontiff has entered a Jewish house of worship.
Themes: Pope John Paul II | Israelite Community of Rome
Stamps Sc. 1638 – Madonna bu II Sassoferrato, G.B. Salvi
|Used/Unused||Special Cancellation – Roma, 13.04.1986|
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