Israeli Jew turned Catholic priest named head of papal court

by Tom Gallagher

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In addition to this unusual headline, the story itself is quite
interesting about this Franciscan priest.

According to Israeli newspaper, Haaretz:

David Maria Jaeger, a native of downtown Tel Aviv who converted to
Catholicism, will become a prelate auditor of the Roman Rota, one of
the chief papal law courts of the Catholic church.

Jaeger's appointment to the Holy See's highest judicial body --
comprising 20 auditors hand-picked by the pope and headed by Dean of
the Rota Antoni Stankiewicz -- is considered a personal sign of
appreciation by the pope for Jaeger's years as legal adviser to the
delegation that negotiated the Vatican's Fundamental Agreement with
Israel. This pact, signed in 1993, enabled the establishment of
diplomatic relations between the parties the following year.

To read more about Fr. Jaeger, click here.

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