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Fordham to Award Honorary Degree to Cardinal Kasper

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013
snipe@fordham.edu


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 on Wednesday, 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 or chaplain@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.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
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