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Pope Francis seen on photos lighting the Menorah

By Mason White 1:07 PM March 14, 2013
Pope Francis lighting the menorah in Argentina 

By: David Ross
As the Christian world is rejoicing the selection of a new pope, photos are circulating on the internet showing the pope lighting the menorah during a Chanukah party, according to press reports in the United States.

The above photo is making the rounds. It shows Pope Francis, then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, lighting Chanukah candles with members of the Jewish community of Argentina.

Francis is well regarded by his approach to other religions and has been well received by the Jewish leaders around the world who are particularly grateful for his support of the Jewish community of Argentina following the 1994 terrorist attack by Iran.