The leader of Italy’s Jewish community supported the pope’s call for a day of prayer for peace. The pope on Sunday called a meeting of leaders of all the world’s religions for Jan. 24 in the central Italian town of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. The object will be to pray for peace, work to overcome armed conflict and improve relations between Christians and Muslims in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. Amos Luzzatto, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, said Tuesday, “It is an invitation to which it is not possible to think of responding negatively.”
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