GOARCH - October 22, 1998

Archbishop Spyridon Attends Reception
Honoring Ambassador-Designate Shattuck

New York, NY - His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended a reception on October 20 in honor of the recently appointed Ambassador-designate to the Czech Republic John Shattuck. The reception was held at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Arthur Schneier; Rabbi Schneier is President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.

Ambassador Shattuck at one time chaired a Special Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad while serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. In November 1996, Archbishop Spyridon was one of 20 members appointed by Secretary of State Warren Christopher to serve on this Special Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad.

Offering remarks of congratulations and warm good wishes to Ambassador Shattuck for his new assignment were Archbishop Spyridon, Rabbi Schneier and Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.

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