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        1/17/2014, Shevat 16, 5774

      Pope Pinning Hopes on Visit to Israel


      Pope Francis met for a kosher lunch, Thursday at the Vatican guest house, with 15 Jewish leaders from Argentina.

      The meeting was the initiative of Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires, an old friend of the pontiff. During the two-hour meeting, the pope told those in attendance that he was pinning a lot of hope on his upcoming visit to Israel.