Lundi le 21 mai 2012
Pope to honour interfaith pioneer Goldbloom

Dr. Victor Goldbloom is being recognized by the Vatican for his lifelong leadership in promoting Catholic-Jewish relations.  Announced concurrently was the awarding to Father Irénée Beaubien, 96, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism founder. The recommendation was approved by the new Catholic Archbishop of Montreal Christian Lépine and officially announced at a reception held at his residence May 10. Also present were Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte and Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd. “Dr. Victor Goldbloom and Father Irénée Beaubien are two Quebecers, two Canadians, two men of faith who helped shape the open and tolerant society we enjoy today. Every generation that follows owes them a debt of gratitude for their courage, perseverance and unwavering commitment to dialogue as the path to peace and reconciliation.”
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