Thursday, August 9, 2007

Lustiger's Alchemical Funeral

Jewish Kaddish, Catholic psalms at Notre Dame for funeral of Jewish-born French Cardinal

PARIS: Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, who was born Jewish and converted to Roman Catholicism as a boy, will be laid to rest Friday in unusual ceremonies opening with a sacred Jewish prayer and closing with a funeral Mass at Notre Dame in Paris ...

The ceremonies for Lustiger's funeral open with the Mourner's Kaddish, among a series of prayers central to Jewish worship ... (The Associated Press, August 9, 2007)

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