Archbishop of Canterbury visits Holocaust museum with chief rabbi after praying at Western Wall

Posted May 4, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis have visited Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, to remember and lament the tragedy of the Holocaust and the implications and effects it has subsequently had on so many lives. Earlier they prayed for peace at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Speaking at Yad Vashem, the archbishop acknowledged the history of anti-Semitism in the Anglican Church and restated his commitment to continue efforts to stop anti-Semitism.

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  1. Tony Oberdorfer says:

    Archbishop Welby’s suggestion that “within European culture the root of all racism is found in anti-Semitism” is naïve and pernicious. To locate yet another Holocaust “learning centre” next door to the Houses of Parliament will accomplish nothing except to inspire additional feelings of anti-semitism among those who without in any way being “Holocaust deniers” believe that there are indeed other things in today’s world that matter.

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