Roman Catholic Cardinal Francis George Trying to Build Bridges to Other Faiths

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On September 27, 1999, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on
a speech given by CardinalA cardinal is a high-ranking office in the Roman Catholic Church, conferred by the Pope and involving both ecclesiastical and administrative duties on behalf of the church. The College of Cardinals is charged with the responsibility of electing a new pope... Francis George at Holy Names Cathedral in
Chicago on September 26th that urged Catholics, Muslims, and Jews to
work together to create a more civil world. Cardinal George stated:
“If we cannot talk civilly among ourselves with deep respect, then
the world will remain the bloody place it had been in the century
that has just passed.” The Cardinal wants to
strengthen the Muslim-Catholic dialogue in the Chicago area, while
suggesting that Catholic parishesA parish is the geographical neighborhood or area served by a church or pastor. need to become more
multilingual to create a more welcoming churchThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church .... He spoke to the
deep problems of racism and violence that are experienced in Chicago
and the need to work toward improving conditions in the city.