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January 2, 1988 | MARILYN AUGUST, Associated Press
Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, the archbishop of Paris, says his parents, Polish Jews, were devastated when he decided to convert to Roman Catholicism at the age of 14. "It was the most painful thing that could happen to them," Lustiger, 61, said in "Le Choix de Dieu" ("The Choice of God"), a book culled from 65 hours of interviews with two French writers. "I was acutely aware of causing them intolerable pain. It tore me apart and I did it only because it was an inner necessity," he said.
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August 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
PARIS -- Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, who was the son of a Holocaust victim and converted from Judaism to become one of France's most influential Roman Catholic figures, died Sunday. He was 80. Lustiger, who was archbishop of Paris for 24 years before stepping down in 2005, died in a hospice, the Paris archbishop's office announced. A cause of death was not given, but Lustiger had been gravely ill for months.
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August 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
PARIS -- Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, who was the son of a Holocaust victim and converted from Judaism to become one of France's most influential Roman Catholic figures, died Sunday. He was 80. Lustiger, who was archbishop of Paris for 24 years before stepping down in 2005, died in a hospice, the Paris archbishop's office announced. A cause of death was not given, but Lustiger had been gravely ill for months.
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January 2, 1988 | MARILYN AUGUST, Associated Press
Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, the archbishop of Paris, says his parents, Polish Jews, were devastated when he decided to convert to Roman Catholicism at the age of 14. "It was the most painful thing that could happen to them," Lustiger, 61, said in "Le Choix de Dieu" ("The Choice of God"), a book culled from 65 hours of interviews with two French writers. "I was acutely aware of causing them intolerable pain. It tore me apart and I did it only because it was an inner necessity," he said.
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October 25, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
French civil and ecumenical authorities are uniting to condemn the weekend fire-bombing of a Paris theater showing the controversial film "The Last Temptation of Christ." "This recalls the worst days of the Inquisition," Interior Minister Pierre Joxe said Monday, adding that the act would "lead to more stringent security measures for cinemas." The fire swept through a cinema in the Latin Quarter shortly after midnight Sunday, leaving 10 people suffering from smoke inhalation.
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September 4, 1989
Three of the four Roman Catholic cardinals who signed an agreement with Jewish leaders to move a Carmelite convent away from the Auschwitz death camp in Poland said the pact must be carried out. In a statement issued in Paris, the three clerics said that Cardinal Jozef Glemp, the primate of Poland, "could only have been speaking for himself"--not for the church--in suggesting a renegotiation of the accord.
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October 16, 1989
Second Generation, Los Angeles, the largest organization of sons and daughters of Jewish Holocaust survivors in the United States, is committed to perpetuating the authentic memory of the Holocaust. We commend the many Jewish and Catholic organizations and leaders around the world who have worked to bring the controversy surrounding the presence of a Carmelite convent at Auschwitz to an end.
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December 10, 1988 | From Times staff and wire service reports
During a brief television appearance, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Paris recently advocated the use of condoms for those who have tested positive for the AIDS virus and who refuse to refrain from sexual relations. Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger told thousands of viewers here in a two-minute address Dec. 1 that those who have tested positive for the HIV virus and continue to have sex should "use the means proposed to them to prevent them from passing on death to others."
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September 23, 1996 | From Reuters
Pope John Paul II talks openly and without fear of the day he will die and plans to lead the Roman Catholic Church for the rest of his life, French cardinals said Sunday. They gave a rare insight into the 76-year-old pontiff's attitude toward death and his papacy at a news conference shortly before John Paul wound up his last foreign trip ahead of planned surgery to remove his appendix next month.
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December 9, 1988 | Associated Press
Solidarity leader Lech Walesa today made his first foreign trip since Poland's martial-law crackdown seven years ago and told reporters that it is time to leave the Stalinist system behind. "After seven years, here I am at the dawn of something new," a smiling Walesa said after his arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
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February 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
In the garden where she hosted countless glamorous soirees, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Harriman was eulogized by French President Jacques Chirac and American officials Saturday as an effective mediator in often-testy relations. Marines and French Republican guards joined in a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy residence that was steeped in symbolism, aimed at demonstrating that despite sometimes deep policy rifts, the two countries are still friends.
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