Pictures and text are from the website of the Basilica of St. Nicholas of Bari in Buenos Aires, Argentina and can be seen (in Spanish) by clicking here.
Wednesday, November 9
Tonight was celebrated in our Parish the KRISTALLNACHT (NIGHT OF GLASS) an anti-Jewish pogrom that history recognizes as the beginning of the SHOAH (November 9, 1938)
(Many) were present for this Judeo-Christian celebration including the Senior Israeli Ambassador in Argentina, Mr. Rafael Eldad.
The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergolio sj and Rabbi Philip Yaffe chaired this commemoration. Our pastor, Father Carlos Nocetti as the homeowner (host) gave welcoming remarks to the attendees.
Six candles were lit in memory of the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.
The first and the second were fired (lit) by concentration camp survivors, the third by the Ambassador of Israel, the fourth by Cardinal Bergoglio, the fifth by school children in memory of the million dead infants (killed by) the Nazis and, the sixth was lit by Jewish and Catholic children.
Three Catholics and a Jew read an event experienced by a Jewish child and SSJohn Paul II. (Then) the Choir SHARIM of Society Hebraica Argentina played the Avini Malkeinu of Max Janowsky.
Cardinal Bergoglio sj pondered the question God asked Cain where is your brother?, and Rabbi Philip Yaffe evoked events of that time and ended his speech with a hopeful phrase "There is a glimmer of hope in humanity."
He closed the Interfaith Ceremony (with) Choir Shearim interpreting Osé shalom - conducted by Vivian Tabush
"Whoever establishes the harmony in the heavens grant peace to us, to all Israel and all humanity amen."
The photo shows Cardinal Jorge M. Bergoglio sj and Rabbi Philip Yaffe next to Candlestick with six lighted candles.
Parroquia San Nicolas de Bari Basilica
Santa Fe 1352 CP 1059 Buenos Aires - ARGENTINA
Tel: +54 11 4813-3028
Fax: +54 11 4811-7755
Basilica Parroquia San Nicolás de Bari
Last Modified: March 15, 2006
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