Novus Ordo Pope Benedict XVI at the entrance to the Synagogue of Rome in 2010 with the Judaic thug, Riccardo Pacifici. We wrote on this event HERE.
Riccardo Pacifici, a close friend of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, invited Israeli commandos for a feast in Italy in 2010 after they attacked a flotilla of aid workers destined for Gaza. Riccardo Pacifici called them "heroes" HERE.
Riccardo Pacifici himself led a violent assault on pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Rome this week:
Attacks on demonstrators in Romehttp://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/attacks-demonstratos-italy.html
Stephanie Westbrook on July 27, 2014
… At this year’s annual April 25 march commemorating the liberation of Italy from Nazi-Fascism, Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists gathered near the Colosseum to participate, as they have every year, bringing the voice of Palestine to this celebration of resistance against oppression. As they began to raise Palestinian flags, a group of roughly 40 members of the Jewish Community, led by the president Riccardo Pacifici, present with Israeli flags and those of the Jewish Brigade, also an annual occurrence, stormed and began physically attacking the activists. This time the police did intervene, though late and facing the victims of the aggression rather than the aggressors, allowing the attacks to continue! …
Despite a prior agreement with ANPI, the Italian Partisans Association, organizers of the march, for the participation of Palestine solidarity activists, ANPI, shamefully, chose to concede to the demands of the pro-Israel fanatics, who refused to allow the march to begin with Palestinian flags present. Police prevented the Palestinian solidarity activists from joining the march as it departed, though a large number of supporters stayed on and eventually marched together with the activists ...
Miryam Marino of the Italian Network of Jews Against the Occupation observed that “the immeasurable Zionist violence that continues to move forward with its plan of genocide in Gaza, after killing over a dozen in the West Bank in recent weeks, is extending its reach to here in Rome, as thugs led by the President of the Rome Jewish Community, Riccardo Pacifici, who is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the criminals Netanyahu and Lieberman, target protesters who peacefully express their solidarity with the Palestinians under bombs.”
Pope Francis also has a "very warm and affectionate" relationship with the violent thug Riccardo Pacifici and both are involved with the 'Noahide' 'Sant'Egidio' organization:
Francis recalled the story of the Pacifici family, saved by the nuns during the Nazi persecution, says the president of the Jewish Community of Rome Riccardo Pacifici. "While I was leaving, the Pope called me back from the door and told me that he remembered the story that I had told him on my last visit last October", said Pacifici, namely, that his grandmother and his father, Emanuele Pacifici, former president of the Jewish Community of Rome, had taken refuge with the nuns in Tuscany, thus escaping the Nazis. Pacifici spoke of a "very warm and affectionate" meeting with Pope Francis, to which he presented the representatives of the Jewish community. Then he stressed the "great friendship" with the [Noahide] community of Sant'Egidio [see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE] founded on "strong shared values [HERE]"
The Pope assured that he will pray for the three Israeli boys kidnapped in the West Bank. “The Pope will visit the synagogue in Rome” says Pacifici, at the end of a meeting with the pontiff in Sant'Egidio, in which the delegation of the Jewish community presented the pope with a formal letter of invitation.