Sicilian Catholic cleric honoured for returning ancient synagogue land to Jews

“This is the first step on a long path,” Archbishop of Palermo Corrado Lorefice said on Thursday upon receiving the Raoul Wallenberg Medal for transferring to the Jewish community a church - owned facility built atop the ruins of the Great Synagogue of Palermo. Addressing the audience at a celebratory event at his residence, Lorefice was moved to...