Father Edward H. Flannery (1912-1998)

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Father Edward H. Flannery

We in the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies are delighted that Father Edward H. Flannery has been inducted into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame! This is a sign that his many decades as an educator with a special mission to promote understanding and harmony between Christians and Jews is appreciated!

Father Flannery joined Msgr. John Oesterreicher in the Institute at Seton Hall University in 1965 and remained on campus after becoming the officer in charge of Catholic-Jewish relations for the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference in 1967. When all of these offices were consolidated, he moved to Washington, D.C. in 1970.

We are fortunate that Father Flanner donated his papers to Walsh Library on the Seton Hall campus, where they are available for research.

You can read the report on this honor in the Rhode Island Catholic here.

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