This Day in Jewish History / The Jew who would become France’s top Catholic is baptized
Aaron Jean-Marie, upon being named archbishop of Orleans: 'It was as if the crucifix had begun to wear a yellow star.’
On August 21, 1940, 13-year-old Aaron Lustiger, a Paris-born Jew, underwent baptism into the Catholic faith in Orleans, France. Four decades later, Father Jean-Marie Lustiger, as he now called himself, would be appointed archbishop of Paris and subsequently a cardinal.
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