NEW YORK (Jul. 9)
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum, National Interreligious Affairs Director of the American Jewish Committee was named by President Nixon today as one of five religious leaders of various faiths to represent the US government at the funeral of Athenagoros, Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church, to be held Tuesday in Istanbul. The group, headed by Archbishop Iakofos, Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of North and South America, includes Terence Cardinal Cooke, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York; Episcopal Bishop John Hines; Lutheran Bishop Robert Marshall; and Dr. R. E. Espy, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches. The delegation is scheduled to leave tonight and return Tuesday evening on a US government flight slated to carry Secretary of State William P. Rogers, who is homebound from his world tour.