(from Catholic Near East April 1992)
Posted: 01 Apr 1992
Following his trip to the Middle East in January, John Cardinal OConnor provided a comprehensive account of the trip to members of the American-Jewish community. The group was grateful for the cardinals work toward peace in the region.
Msgr. Robert L. Stern was invited to speak to members of the Islamic/Roman Catholic Dialogue of the Archdiocese of New York. The dialogue members were especially interested in the cardinals meeting with representatives of the Muslim and Druze communities in Lebanon.
On another note, Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, the head of an Islamic center in Detroit, Mich., visited our New York offices in late February.
A young man from Teheran, Iran, the imam cares for the numerous Shiites living in the Detroit area. He spoke eloquently about the kinship of all believers, Christians, Jews and Muslims.