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Bishop Lee Piché, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will examine the question, “Should Catholics be Engaged in Interreligious Dialogue?” in lecture this month at the University of St. Thomas.
A former member of the St. Thomas philosophy faculty, Piché served as chair of the archdiocesan Commission for Ecumenism and Interreligious Affairs from 2000 to 2008.
A graduate of the St. Paul Seminary, he was ordained a priest in 1984 and a bishop in 2009.
In his lecture, Piché will discuss interreligious dialogue as well as the anniversary on Oct. 27 of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi.
The lecture — which is free and open to the public — is scheduled for Oct. 25 at a 4 p.m., in the first-floor auditorium of the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts on the St. Paul campus.
For more information, contact the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center.