He invited a dozen Argentinian rabbis, and made sure they had a nice selection of kosher food. The kashered a Vatican kitchen specifically for the rabbis.
For just one day, the kitchen of the Vatican hotel where Pope Francis lives went kosher.
Rabbi Jaakov Spizzichino oversaw the scrupulous cleaning of countertops, the boiling of utensils and the heating of the oven to render it fit for cooking under Jewish dietary laws.
The occasion? A four-course lunch Francis hosted for a dozen Argentine rabbis last week. It was another sign of his close friendship with Jews, despite some complaints in Israel that he’s giving the Jewish state short-shrift on his upcoming trip to the Holy Land.
Good guy Pope Francis.