Orthodox Observer - April 5, 1998



As your Archbishop, I feel it important to share with you the tremendous support and fraternal spirit that our Holy Archdiocese received, as a result of our appeal to religious leaders across America, in defense of religious freedom and human rights for our Holy Mother Church in Constantinople, which was bombed last December. Below you will find the names of religious leaders in America and the world, who answered our call to ac- tion. Indeed, there were many, many others --from every sphere of public life who responded to this ap- peal. As I was moved by their genuine brotherly con- cern, I thought this acknowledgment of the love and concern of people of faith everywhere for the Greek Orthodox Church to be fitting and of interest to all.

  • His Eminence Edward Idris Cardinal Cassidy, President Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity
  • Most Rev. Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio
  • Apostolic Nunciature to the United States of America
  • Most Rev. Archbishop Renato R. Martino, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
  • His Eminence John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York
  • His Eminence Francis E. Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago
  • His Eminence William Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore
  • His Eminence James Cardinal Hickey, Archbishop of Washington
  • His Eminence Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia
  • Most Rev. Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Newark
  • Most Rev. Joseph A. Fiorenza, Bishop of Galveston-Houston,
  • Vice-President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Most Rev. William J. Levada, Archbishop of San Francisco
  • Most Rev. Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B., Archbishop of Milwaukee
  • Most Rev. Thomas V. Daily, D. D., Bishop of Brooklyn
  • Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Armenian Church of America
  • Archbishop Mesrob Asjian, Prelate of the Armenian Prelacy
  • Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, Archbishop of the Syrian Orthodox Church for the Eastern U.S.
  • Rt. Rev. Edmond L. Browning, Former Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America
  • Rt. Rev. Richard F. Grein, Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of New York
  • Rt. Rev. Charles V. Grahmann, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas
  • Rt. Rev. C. Christopher Epting, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa
  • Rt. Rev. Robert Wm. Duncan, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh
  • Rt. Rev. Frank K. Allan, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
  • Rt. Rev. William E. Swing, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California
  • Very Rev. Nathan D. Baxter, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral
  • Dr. Rodney L. Petersen, Executive Director of the Boston Theological Institute
  • Rabbi Gilbert S. Rosenthal, Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis
  • Clifton Kirkpatrick, Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Theodore F. Schneider, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Paul H. Sherry, President of the United Church of Christ
  • Gordon L. Sommers, D. Min., President of the Moravian Church
  • Robin W. Lovin, Dean of the Southern Methodist University
  • H. George Anderson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Stephen P. Bouman, Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • William Boyd Grove, Bishop of the United Methodist Church Council of Bishops

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