A photo an act of fraternity. Pope Francis brings together the world's three greatest religions with a joint hug for a Jew and a Muslim

Papa Francesco Muro occidentaleThere were many striking images during the extraordinary 72 hours that Pope Francis spent in the Middle East.

However, the image that stood out most to me was a spontaneous embrace between Sheikh Omar Abboud, Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Pope Francis in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

 

The three religious leaders from Argentina held to each other in solidarity, drawing strength from their friendship and experiencing a moment of sacredness; made more holy by one another's presence. These three representing the different faith traditions that inhabit the Holy Land offer to all of us a symbol of hope in a land that is desperate for peace.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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