The archbishop of Paris and head of the Roman Catholic Church in France, Andre Vingt-Trois, said that France was doomed to a “pandemic of anti-Semitism” during a visit to Israel.

“France is doomed to a pandemic of anti-Semitism,” he told a news conference in Tel Aviv with Israeli Tourism Minister Isaac Herzog after arriving on his first visit to the Holy Land.

They (Jews) know that in a serious situation, we are ready to be at their side,” Vingt-Trois said, emphasizing the “importance of relations between the Catholic church and Judaism”.

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