Diocesan press releases

Bishop Richard meets with Israeli Ambassador

The Israeli Ambassador, Mark Regev, paid a private visit to Bishop of Monmouth, Richard Pain and his staff during a whistle-stop tour of South Wales.

The Ambassador was keen to meet interfaith leaders and knew that Bishop Richard regularly hosts the Israeli Youth Delegation.

During the meeting, the Ambassador and the attendees enjoyed a robust conversation, which included anti-Semitism, the refugee crisis and settlements on the West Bank.

Bishop Richard said: “We found it a fruitful exchange of ideas and we came away with a better knowledge of the complex issues facing the Middle East as well as a hopeful outlook for engagement in the future.”