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Fordham to Award Honorary Degree to Cardinal Kasper

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NEW YORK— Fordham University will award Walter Cardinal Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, an honorary degree of humane letters at a special convocation onWednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre in the School of Law.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by March 11 to (718) 817-3004 orchaplain@fordham.edu.

Cardinal Kasper is an accomplished theologian and the author of many books and articles about Christian ecumenical relations. Pope John Paul II named Cardinal Kasper president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity in 2001. The council’s primary function is to guide and serve the ecumenical activities of the Catholic Church and to manage Catholic-Jewish relations.
During the degree ceremony, Cardinal Kasper will deliver an address on the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate titled “Ecumenical Situation, Ecumenical Problems, Ecumenical Perspectives.”

DATE:    MARCH 16
TIME:      6:30 P.M.
PLACE:  MCNALLY AMPHITHEATRE
FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL
140 W. 62ND STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y.

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