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Archbishop Dolan: Jews, Catholics threatened by Islamist fanatics

Catholic World News - November 07, 2011

Addressing the Anti-Defamation League’s annual meeting, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York took stock of Jewish-Catholic relations and urged Jews and Catholics to work together to protect religious freedom.

Warning of a “possible movement by the government that would dangerously tread on issues of conscience and religion that our two families hold very dear,” Archbishop Dolan said that “Internationally, all believers are in the crosshairs of fanatics around the world. Somewhere, someplace, somebody’s being persecuted to the point of blood because of their faith, and we need to stand together in defense of those people.”

Jews and Catholics, he said, need to “face realistically the common threat we have from fanatics, especially in the Islamist community.”

“It would take an ostrich not to see that religious fanatics have in their cross hairs Jews and Catholics,” he added. “Perhaps you and I are going to be drawn closer together as we defend each other, as we try very creatively and energetically to reach out to moderate Islamic leaders to build mutual defense of religious rights.”

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