Ecumenical gathering

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On April 2, Gabriella Shalev, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, returned to Boston College Law School, where she was a visiting professor in 1976 and 1981, to present a lecture, “Israel and the World: A View from the United Nations.” Some 200 people attended the address, cosponsored by the Law School and the New England chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Afterwards, at a media roundtable in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room of the Law Library (from left), Law School Dean John Garvey, Shalev, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, and Derek Shulman, executive director of the New England ADL, answered questions on a range of topics, including the turmoil surrounding the Vatican’s recent lifting of Bishop Richard Williamson’s excommunication and subsequent demand that Williamson recant his denial of the Holocaust. O’Malley emphasized Pope Benedict XVI’s commitment to the Jewish people, and Shalev said “I think the problem was solved.”

This feature was posted on Thursday, April 9, 2009 and is filed under Featured Photo.

Photograph: Suzanne Camarata