SHU to Present Rabbi Abraham Skorka with Honorary Degree

Rabbi Skorka

News Story: October 11, 2013

Sacred Heart University will give an honorary degree to Rabbi Abraham Skorka, colleague of Pope Francis, at a special Academic Convocation on Wednesday, October 30, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

Skorka is a chemist, rabbi and Argentinian writer and currently the rector of the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano Marshall T. Meyer. In addition, he is the rabbi of Community Bnei Tikva, a professor of biblical and rabbinic literature at the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano Marshall T. Meyer and an honorary professor of Hebrew law at the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires. The new Pope Francis and Skorka co-authored a book in 2010 on interfaith dialogue titled On Heaven and Earth. In 2012, Pope Francis, then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, granted on behalf of the Catholic University of Argentina a doctorate honoris causa to Skorka.

This 50th Anniversary event is sponsored by SHU’s Office of Mission and Catholic Identity.