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  5/22/2014, Iyar 22, 5774

Anti-Missionary Group Asks for Pope to Slam Missions

The group Yad L'achim, which fights the loss of Jews to other religions and cults, sent a letter to Pope Francis, Thursday, asking him during his upcoming visit to Israel, to declare a ban on efforts in Israel to convert Jews to Christianity.

The letter cited the efforts of thousands of missionaries in 150 communities, adding that they prey upon distresssed portions of the population, offering aid to the sick, disabled, aging and new immigrants.