Ailing Pope Francis meets with Euro rabbis; condemns antisemitism

The pope met with European rabbis on Monday and decried antisemitism, war, and terrorism in a written speech. “I’m not feeling well,” he said, “and so I prefer not to read the speech but give it to you, so you can take it with you.” Speaking of the rise of anti-Jewish attacks, Francis added: “The spread of antisemitic demonstrations, which I strongly condemn, is . . . of great concern.”