Churches Throughout the Nation Offer Up Prayers for Jews of Europe
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Churches Throughout the Nation Offer Up Prayers for Jews of Europe

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A Week of Compassion for the martyred Jews of Europe was ushered in today in 6,000 Christian churches throughout the nation. Special prayers were recited in these churches for the Jews.

The Day of Prayer for the Jews was proclaimed by the Right Reverend Henry St. George Tucker, presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, the Rt. Rev. Francis J. McConnell, resident bishop of the Methodist Church, and the Rev. Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin, moderator of the Presbyterian Church, in cooperation with the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe.

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