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Meeting with the Pope Scheduled

March 9, 1979
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A group of prominent Jewish leaders involved in furthering Christian-Jewish relations will have a private meeting on this issue with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican March 12, it was announced here today. The group, part of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (I JCIC), will also meet the following day with the Vatican Commission on Religious Relations With the Jews.

The I JCIC comprises five organizations: the Synagogue Council of America, which is the American secretariat for I JCIC; American Jewish Committee; World Jewish Congress, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith; and Israel Interreligious Council. The chairman of I JCIC is Rabbi Ronald Sobel of Temple Emanu-EI in New York, who is also the vice chairman of ADL’s national program committee. The group meeting with the Pope with comprise representatives from the five organizations in the U.S., Europe and Israel.

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