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New Baltimore Cardinal to Address Synagogue on Jewish Issue

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The new Cardinal-designate of Baltimore, Archbishop Lawrence Joseph Shehan, will speak on the Ecumenical Council and Jews in Chizuk Amuno synagogue Sunday, in the first appearance by a cardinal here in a synagogue speaking on a Jewish topic, Rabbi Israel M. Goldman, of Chizuk Amuno, announced today. Within a day after the announcement of the lecture, there were more than 1,000 requests for admission cards to the 900-seat synagogue Kreiger Auditorium, Rabbi Goldmann said.

As Archbishop of Baltimore, the Cardinal-elect joined with other American prelates at the third session of the Ecumenical Council in Rome to demand that the Council repudiate without any reservations the ancient charge of deicide against the Jewish people. He presented his criticism of anti Semitism among Christians as a member of the Vatican Secretariat for the Promotion of Christian unity.

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