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Catholic Appointed to Vatican Unit for Dialogue with World Jewry

May 3, 1985
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Dr. Eugene Fisher, director of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Catholic-Jewish Relations, has been appointed to a five-year term on the four-member Vatican’s Liaison Committee for dialogue with leaders of world Jewry.

The 41-year-old Fisher is the only American and only lay person on the committee which is the Vatican’s official link between its Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations.

The other members of the committee, which has met every 18 months since 1971 with its Jewish counterpart, are: Archbishop Marcos McGrath of Panama; Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Mahon of Westminster, England, and Dominican Father Bernard Dupuy of the Centre Istina in Paris.

At the next meeting October 28-30 in Rome, the Catholic and Jewish leaders will commemorate the 20th anniversary the Second Vatican Council’s declaration on the relationship of the Catholic Church to non-Christian religions which declared the common spiritual patrimony of Jews and Christians and repudiated anti-Semitism.

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