Weigel, Gustave A.

Weigel, Gustave A.

(1906–64) Catholic priest, theologian; born in Buffalo, N.Y. A Jesuit, he was a theology professor in Chile (1937–48) and at a Jesuit seminary in Maryland (from 1949). He was a pioneering advocate of ecumenism and played a key role as interpreter and liaison for non-Catholics at the Second Vatican Council.
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