Articles on this issue "interreligious dialogue"
Meets with Participants Prior to General Audience
“In this historical moment, so scarred by wars and hatred, these small gestures are seeds of peace and brotherhood.” These were the words addressed by Pope Francis to participants of the …read more
"Disagreements on various subjects – in particular anthropological, ethical and social issues, as well as issues related to the understanding of the nature and conditions of the unity we seek – demand further sustained efforts. Our dialogue must continue!"
Here is the text of the Pope's Message to Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Joint Working …read more
It is always worth remembering, however, that for dialogue to be authentic and effective, it presupposes a solid identity: without an established identity, dialogue is of no use or even harmful. I say this with the young in mind, but it applies to everyone.
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave today in Sarajevo at an interreligious and ecumenical meeting. * * * Your Eminence, Distinguished Religious Authorities, Dear …read more
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of …read more
Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Interfaith Conference of Peace Organize Meeting in Lahore
Following the recent attack against two Christian Churches in Lahore, a meeting has been organized to promote peace, harmony and security between Christians and Muslims. The meeting was …read more
Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Benin, on the occasion of their ad limina apostolorum visit this morning in the Vatican: *** Dear …read more
This report is provided byEva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * He was almost lynched by an angry mob. Italian missionary Aurelio Gazzera said the rosary as rocks pelted his …read more
The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan, Archbishop Joseph Coutts, has called on Christians to not violently react against Muslims. In this exclusive interview with ZENIT …read more
At the conclusion of today's General Audience, Pope Francis met with Mike Haines, the brother of David Haines, the British aid worker who was brutally beheaded by the so-called Islamic State. …read more
When reality is looked at through a glass in the form of a heptagonal Archimedean prism, one notices that what is seen depends on the angle from which one looks, on the thickness of the prism …read more
“Faith is not to believe in an ideology. ISIS also has an ideology, but to believe means to love and to love means to live. This touches my heart. I think that today we are in need of an …read more
Pope Francis stressed the need for lasting and continuous commitment to Muslim-Christian dialogue "in order to ensure we do not find ourselves unprepared in various situations and in …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to members of the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Vatican on Saturday. * * * Dear Cardinals, Dear Brother …read more
Pope Francis today pointed to three lessons to be taken from the Church's newest canonized saint, Joseph Vaz, a missionary to Sri Lanka, and the island nation's first canonized saint. The …read more
Reflecting on his three-day apostolic visit to Turkey that concluded Sunday, Pope Francis affirmed his commitment to restore full communion between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. …read more