JERUSALEM (Jan. 27)
Fifty Christian journalists representing religious news media today recited a moving memorial prayer at the Yad Vashem. Israel’s monument to the Jewish victims of the Nazi holocaust. The prayer was composed by Monsigneor John M. Osterreicher, of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University, a Catholic institution in South Orange, New Jersey. The journalists are visiting Israel as guests of the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Tourism. Their tour was arranged through the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith with Israel’s airline El Al, providing transportation. They represent the Associated Church Press, the Catholic Press Association, the Religious News writers Association and the Evangelical Press Association.