On Monday, November 12, the Cathedral of Buenos Aires hosted hundreds of people who attended the B'nai B'rith Argentina commemoration of Krystallnacht. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio lead the event, which was attended by high representatives of the Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Catholic Churches. Rabbi Alejandro Avruj from the Conservative Synagogue Emanu-El leaded the Jewish attendance and gave Cardinal Bergoglio a Sidur at the end of the commemoration.
The B'nai B'rith Menorah lighting was offered to survivors of the Shoa; and Rabbi Avruj and Cardinal Bergoglio lit the candles together.
Rabbi Avruj said that it "has been a great honor that B'nai B'rith has called to bring to the main Cathedral of the Argentinean capital the eternal message of our people which has learned to respond against hatred with construction."
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