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Pope Francis Renews Appointment
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The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies is pleased to announce that Pope Francis has renewed the appointment of the Reverend Dr. Lawrence E. Frizzell as Consultor to the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews for another period of five years. Instituted by Pope Paul VI in 1974 and institutionally linked to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, this special Commission encourages and fosters religious relations between Catholics and Jews and serves as the official contact point between the Vatican and the worldwide Jewish community on religious matters.

Father Frizzell, Director of the Institute Judaeo-Christian Studies and Director and Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian Graduate Program, was initially appointed as Consultor to the Commission by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008. In his capacity as Consultor, Fr. Frizzell will continue to collaborate with the Commission to promote constructive dialogue between the Holy See and the Jewish people and to nurture positive relations between Jews and Catholics.

To learn more about the Institute, visit them online at

For more information please contact:
Jay Wolferman
(973) 761-9751


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