November 21, 2006

Wallenberg Foundation president dies


The Argentine priest who headed the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation died at age 88.

Father Horacio Fidel Moreno’s death was announced last Friday in a release that said he pioneered interreligious dialogue in Argentina in the 1970s.

The foundation commemorates the life of Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews.

It also demands answers about Wallenberg’s subsequent fate at the hands of the Soviets.