Di Segni Riccardo

Chief Rabbi of Rome, Italy

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[Rome, ITALY 1949]

Physician, has been Chief Rabbi of Rome since 2001. Since 1999 he has been Director of the Italian Rabbinical College. In 2010 he became vice-president of the European Rabbinical Conference.
Active in interreligious dialogue in particular with the Catholic Church, he has established friendly relations with popes from John Paul II to Pope Francis. He welcomed Pope Benedict XVI in the Synagogue of Rome in January 2010 and Pope Francis in January 2016. He visited the Grand Mosque in Rome in March 2007.

[October 2022]