The son of a Nigerian tribal chief, Cardinal Arinze was appointed to the council in 1985, the same year Pope John Paul II named him a cardinal.
The council's responsibilities are to promote mutual understanding, respect and collaboration between Catholics and followers of other religious traditions; encourage the study of religions; and promote the formation of persons dedicated to dialogue.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call the Theology Department at ext.2-3880.
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