Haïm Korsia: the Chief Rabbi of France who wants to re-enchant the Republic

Haïm Korsia, re-elected “Chief Rabbi of France”, in Paris, June 6, 2021. © THOMAS SAMSON / AFP

By: Geneviève Delrue

2 min


World Religions - Sunday, June 20, 2021 - 11.10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Paris Time  

Major interview with Haïm Korsia

on the occasion of his re-election for a second term of seven years.

Reelected on June 6, 2021, in the first round with 74.4% of the vote, Haïm Korsia presented himself as a unifier of all currents of Judaism and well beyond.

The religious leader, former Israelite chaplain general of the armies also intends to contribute with the other religions to nourish a collective hope through the republican dream rediscovered.  

Francis, the reforming pope in the middle of the ford


On March 13, 2013, the cardinals elected Francis to fundamentally reform the Church.

With authority and a methodology specific to the Jesuits, Pope Francis embarked on a vast program of reforms which met with strong resistance.

In his detailed investigation

"The Pope who wanted to change

the Church" (Presses du Chatelet)

, the journalist and Vaticanist

Frédéric Mounier


back on a pontificate under pressure and draws in dotted lines the legacy that Francis will leave.


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