Pope Francis Invites 16 Argentine Rabbis To Lunch

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The Catholic Church has a complicated history with Jews, and Pope Francis has taken a step to make that relationship better. The owner of the kosher restaurant which catered the affair said the menu was simple, in the style of the pope.


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The Catholic Church has a complex history with Jews. Pope Francis wanted to make that relationship more kosher. The pope had 16 Argentine rabbis over for lunch, and the Vatican wanted to make an impression. A rabbi boiled the kitchen utensils and heated the oven to render it kosher, fit for cooking under Jewish law. The owner of the kosher restaurant who catered the affair said the menu for the event was simple, in the style of the pope himself.


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