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August 1, 2006


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia participated in a recent program of the Anti-Defamation League titled "Bearing Witness: Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Contemporary Issues." The Most Reverend Robert P. Maginnis, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, joined 25 Catholic school teachers from the Archdiocese at the summer institute held July 24-27 at the Dominican Retreat House in Elkins Park.

Topics presented at the institute included the history of the Jewish and Catholic religions and their respective insights on Sacred Scripture, the Holocaust and Catholic-Jewish relations. An interfaith prayer service and model Shabbat dinner were also included. Bishop Maginnis offered remarks at the closing day of the institute.

The program was cosponsored by the ADL and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office for Catholic Education and Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. For more information about "Bearing Witness," please contact the Office for Catholic Education at 215-587-3744.

Matthew Gambino
Associate Director

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