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March 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
The British businessman who helped mediate a controversy over the placement of a Catholic convent near Auschwitz has won the $1.2-million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, the richest award for achievement in any field. The prize Wednesday went to Sir Sigmund Sternberg, 76, executive committee chairman of the International Council of Christians and Jews. "It is time for religion to come out of the church, the synagogue, the mosque, the temple," he said.
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March 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
The British businessman who helped mediate a controversy over the placement of a Catholic convent near Auschwitz has won the $1.2-million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, the richest award for achievement in any field. The prize Wednesday went to Sir Sigmund Sternberg, 76, executive committee chairman of the International Council of Christians and Jews. "It is time for religion to come out of the church, the synagogue, the mosque, the temple," he said.
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September 22, 1989
The intervention of the Vatican in reaffirming the 1987 agreement to withdraw the Carmelite Convent from the grounds of the Auschwitz death camp is welcome. So, too, is the acceptance of Rome's wishes by the Catholic Primate of Poland, Cardinal Jozef Glemp. Steps have been quickly taken to restore a dialogue between Roman Catholics and world Jewish leaders. Those contacts had been largely suspended last February when the deadline for moving the convent passed without action by the Polish Church.
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September 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
Leaders of the Roman Catholic Carmelite order said Saturday that they support moving one of their convents from the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland as Jewish groups have demanded. Father Anthony Morello, general counselor of the Carmelite order, said he gave his order's assurances it supported moving the convent away from the Nazi death camp during a meeting with Sigmund Sternberg, head of the International Council of Christians and Jews.
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September 22, 1989 | From Reuters
Polish Cardinal Jozef Glemp, who caused an international storm by calling for cancellation of an agreement to remove a convent at Auschwitz, has reversed his stand and agreed that the convent should be moved from the death camp. The Polish primate said in a letter to Sigmund Sternberg, chairman of the international Council for Christians and Jews, that the Carmelite convent should be moved as soon as possible.
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