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Jacques Seck


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Abbé Jacques Seck served for many years as priest at the Cathedral of Dakar and aide for 11 years to the cardinal of Dakar. He is viewed as a pillar of interreligious dialogue in Senegal. Born in a village in a Serer (a majority-Christian Senegalese ethnic group) region, he became a priest in 1969 after teaching for several years. He studied theology, Christian and Islamic, at the Gregorian University in Rome. He also learned Arabic. Seck has been termed an “apostle of interreligious dialogue,” as well as a Muslim priest and a Christian imam. He appears frequently in the Senegalese media. Now retired, he remains active in interfaith work in Senegal.
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