NEW YORK (Dec. 6)
Plans to plant a grove of trees in Israel in memory of Francis Cardinal Spellman, late Archbishop of New York, were announced by the Council of Jewish Organizations in Civil Service, which represents 80,000 members in 42 organizations of Jewish civil service workers.
Dr. Herman Mantell, council president, said that while the late Cardinal was “a prince of the Catholic Church, the Jewish community of New York held him in equally high esteem,” He added that “we join our Catholic brethren in mourning this great loss.”
Ambassador Michael S. Comay, chairman of the Israel delegation to the General Assembly, paid a courtesy call today at the residence of the late Cardinal Spellman, and signed his name in the registry on behalf of Israel. Cardinal Spellman had visited President Zalman Shazar of Israel when the latter was in New York last year.