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Primate of Finland Visits Israel; Saved Finnish Jews from Nazis

The Primate of Finland, Archbishop Ilmari Salomies and Mrs. Salomies, arrived here today for a seven-day visit as guests of the Government, The Archbishop is the first head of a Nordic church to visit this country.

Dr. Z. Cahana, director-general of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, and representatives of the Israel-Finland Association here, formally greeted the Archbishop upon his arrival at Lydda Airport. The members of the association expressed their warm gratitude to the Archbishop for his help to Finnish Jews, many of whom he had saved from Nazi persecutions during World War II.