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April 30th, 2010
09:48 AM ET

Rabbi to pope: Defuse abuse crisis with family dinners

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach pitched his family dinners initiative to the pope.

A rabbi walks into St. Peter's Square, meets the pope, and tells the Holy Father that one way to defuse the sex abuse scandal plaguing the church is for the Vatican to begin promoting a secular version of Shabbat dinner, the traditional Jewish Friday meal.

It's no joke.

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- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Catholic Church • Judaism • Leaders

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