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Pope Tells Aj Committee Delegation More Work is Necessary in Interfaith Understanding

Much remains to be done in the furthering of interfaith understanding.” Pope Paul VI said in an exchange of greetings yesterday with three American Jewish Committee leaders during a special audience at St. Peter’s Cathedral. “I know the work of your organization very well,” the Pope told the three visitors–Howard I. Friedman of Encino, Calif., Sam Rubenstein of Seattle and Richard Unger of Cincinnati–who met with the Pope on behalf of a delegation of 25 AJ Committee leaders who had just come to Italy from Israel.

Earlier the group met with Angelo Cardinal Dell’Acqua, Vicar of Rome, who expressed his enthusiasm for the style of American private voluntary organizations like the AJ Committee. He lauded the agency’s cooperation with Pro Deo University in Rome in the scientific study of prejudice. The AJ Committee also met with leaders of the Rome Jewish community and discussed current refugee problems with representatives of the Joint Distribution Committee and the United Hias Service in Rome.