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.’

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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...