Monday, April 11, 2016

Photographic Exhibition on Pope Francis’ Trip to Israel Opens

From left to right: Rabbi Solomon Schiff, Msgr. Franklyn Casale, Auxiliary Bishop Peter Baldacchiho, and Consul General of Israel Lior Haiat.
The Consulate General of Israel to Florida and St. Thomas University marked the opening of an exclusive photo exhibit of Pope Francis' May 2014 visit to Israel today. In attendance to introduce and open the exhibition was STU President Monsignor Franklyn Casale, Consul General of Israel Lior Haiat, Library Dean Jonathan Roach, Rabbi Solomon Schiff, Auxiliary Bishop Peter Baldacchiho, among others.

The images were captured by an official photographer of the Israeli government who had unrestricted access to the time Pope Francis spent with former President of Israel Shimon Peres; Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, as well as leaders of the Muslim and Jewish faiths. The encounters occur among some of the holiest Jewish and Christian sites.

The exhibit can be viewed on the second floor of the university main library. The exhibit will be free and open to the public through the month of July.

For more photos of the event, click here.

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