This volume collects a variety of important speeches and interviews of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, "the Jewish cardinal." Born to secular Jewish parents, he insisted that his Jewish identity could not be erased by his baptism, his ordinations to the priesthood and the episcopate, or his elevation to the cardinalate. This belief led him not only to explain his own life, but also to work to establish new relationships between Jews and Catholics in the wake of Vatican II and the interreligious efforts of Pope John Paul II. Included in this volume are several of Lustiger's most important addresses. Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger was born Aron Lustiger in Paris in 1926, the son of Polish Jews. In 1940, young Aron decided to ask for baptism, taking up the Christian first name Jean-Marie. He was ordained a priest in 1954. In 1979 he was appointed bishop of OrlÃ©ans and, later, archbishop of Paris. He was created a cardinal in 1983 and elected to the AcadÃ©mie franÃ§aise in 1995. He died in 2007. Book jacket.