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Death of Brother Daniel Faivre, founder of Westminster Interfaith

posted on 14 September 2007

Brother Daniel Faivre, founder of Westminster Interfaith, died on 10 September 2007 at Ealing Hospital.

Br Daniel founded Westminster Interfaith in 1986 with the support of Bishop Mahon.  He made the teachings of the Vatican Council II on interfaith dialogue readily accessible to people in the diocese and nationally.  Cardinal Basil Hume made Westminster Interfaith an agency of the diocese in the early 1990s.

Br Daniel was for some years an  adviser to the Bishops' Conference on interfaith relations and for many years a member of the Committee for other Faiths.  He is the author of many books on interfaith matters, on prayer, liturgy and multifaith services.  He will be remembered for being the pioneer of the Annual multifaith pilgrimage for Peace which is today in its 22nd year.  He also led multifaith delegations to Rome to meet Pope John Paul II.

His funeral service was held at St Anslem's Catholic Church, The Green, Southall on Monday 17th September and he was then buried in Wandsworth Cemetery.

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