Catholic-Jewish Panel to Meet in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, JULY 4, 2004 ( Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore, Maryland, will attend the 18th international meeting of the Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee being held this week in Buenos Aires.

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The meeting will be opened by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, primate of Argentina.

Two other cardinals will also attend the four-day meeting that starts Monday: Jorge Mejía, retired archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, and Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

The Jewish community will have some 30 representatives, led by Israel Singer, head of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee.

During the days of the meeting, there will be conferences, talks, debates, and visits to the main religious centers, to enrich Judeo-Catholic relations.

Since its first meeting in the Vatican in 1965, this initiative has been held in the main capitals of the world.

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