Can you not see a reconciliation of Jews to Jesus? Even the Apostle Paul speaks of it. It may yet be distant. And their doctrine will still be now against that of Christ, but that doesn’t mean bridges should not be built. It certainly should mean that pledges of no harm would be made.
I just posted another letter from Robert Moynihan in which he writes:
Francis greets Rome’s Jewish community
Also today, Pope Francis sent a letter to the head of Rome’s Jewish community.
POPE FRANCIS TO RABBI OF ROME: I HOPE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROGRESS OF RELATIONS BETWEEN JEWS AND CATHOLICS WHICH BEGAN WITH VATICAN COUNCIL II
Vatican City, 15 March 2013 (VIS) The Holy Father has sent a message to Dr. Riccardo Di Segni, the Chief Rabbi of Rome, the oldest Jewish community of the diaspora. On this day of my election as Bishop of Rome and Pastor of the Universal Church, reads the text, I send you my cordial greetings, informing you that the solemn inauguration of my pontificate will take place on Tuesday, 19 March.
Trusting in the protection of the Most High, the Pope continues, I strongly hope to be able to contribute to the progress of the relations that have existed between Jews and Catholics since Vatican Council II in a spirit of renewed collaboration and in service of a world that may always be more in harmony with the Creator’s will.
BTW, Pope Peter does not have a personal secretary! He writes his own letters.