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Cardinal Awarded Human Rights Prize

December 9, 1971
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Raul Cardinal Henriquez Silva, Archbishop of Chile, was awarded the 1971 Human Rights Prize of the Latin American Jewish Congress for his “outstanding efforts in the fight against racism, especially in defense of Jews in the Soviet Union and Arab countries.” Delegates from eight countries pledged support for a settlement of Latin American immigrants in Israel, solidarized itself with Israel’s peace efforts and pledged support for Jewish rights in the Soviet Union and Arab countries. The Congress urged Latin American Jewish communities to support the 1972 “Year of the Book” to help disseminate books on Jews and Judaism.

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