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CARDINAL GEORGE TO DELIVER OPENING REMARKS
AT 13 TH ANNUAL BERNARDIN LECTURE

Reflections on Jewish-Catholic Relations: Past, Present and Future

Chicago, IL (February 13, 2008) - Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, will deliver the opening remarks at the 13 th annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Delivering this year’s lecture, Reflections on Jewish-Catholic Relations: Past, Present and Future will be Dr. Eugene Fisher, Consultor to the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. Dr. Fisher is a member of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee, Associate Director Emeritus of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Catholic-Jewish Studies at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, the American Jewish Committee, the Chicago Board of Rabbis, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.

There is no charge to attend the lecture, however, reservations are requested. A reception will take place immediately after the lecture. To register and for more information, please call the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at 312--5325 or e-mail eia@archchicago.org.

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