In these days, Israel’s new ambassador to the Vatican, Oren David, began his mission and he presented his credentials to Pope Francis.

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The new ambassador has over 30 years of experience in the diplomatic field and speaks six languages. He visited the pope with members of his family and some employees of the embassy. As a gift, he gave Pope Francis a replica of a menorah found among the remains of a synagogue destroyed in the sixth century.

The Pope returned the gesture with a copy of his encyclical "Laudato si'," also greatly appreciated by the ambassador. Before concluding the meeting, Pope Francis also gave gifts to all the new ambassador's relatives who were present.

Oren David has formerly served as Israeli ambassador in Rumania (2007-2010) and in Moldava and Malta (2011 – 2016).