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Removal of Catholic Ban on Council of Christians and Jews Sought

The British Council of Christians and Jews is trying to work out a formula that might remove the ban against Roman Catholic membership in the organization imposed recently by Bernard Cardinal Griffin, Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, according to a report by Reuters here.

The reason for the Catholic ban has not been disclosed and the Council of Christians and Jews is reported trying to work out ways to resolve differences between its executive committee and the Catholic leaders. Cardinal Griffin, who was at one time a president of the Council, had resigned as a result of the Catholic ban, and other prominent Roman Catholics followed suit. The London press reported that the ban was ordered by the Vatican.