Pope to Address EU Summit on Interreligious Dialogue

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BRUSSELS, Belgium, JULY 10, 2003 (Zenit.org).- A European Union meeting will be held in Rome in October to discuss the issue of interreligious dialogue, and John Paul II is scheduled to attend.



An Italian government official disclosed that the Pope expressed his interest in receiving the EU Ministers of the Interior who will gather for the summit, and "in addressing this topic at the meeting."

Italian Minister of the Interior Giuseppe Pisanu gave the news on Tuesday in Brussels, where he presented the Italian program for the EU presidency on immigration.

The issue of interreligious dialogue has acquired importance in Europe with the arrival of numerous immigrants of various religions, especially Muslims.