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Bangladesh: Islamic leader promises protection to Christians and Hindus

At a seminar for Interreligious Dialogue, organized  by the Commission for Dialogue and Ecumenism at St. Michael's Church, Chalna parish of Bangladesh and attended by representatives from three different religions, an Islamic leader promised protection to Christians and Hindus.

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Meeting between the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Al-Azhar Al Sharif Centre for Dialogue

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has announced today that its president, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, accompanied by Bishop Miguel Angel Áyuso Guixot and Msgr. Khaled Akasheh, respectively secretary and head official for Islam of the dicastery, will travel to Cairo, Egypt from Wednesday 22 to Thursday 23 February to attend a seminar at the Al-Azhar University, on the theme “The role of al-Azhar al-Sharif and of the Vatican in countering the phenomenon of fanaticism, extremism and violence in the name of religion”.

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Pope calls Catholics and Oriental Orthodox to work for peace

Wherever there is violence and conflict, Christians are called to work patiently to restore concord and hope. That was Pope Francis’ message on Friday to members of the Joint International Commission for theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

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Pope at Vespers urges Christians to pray, proclaim and serve together

Authentic reconciliation between Christians will only be achieved when we can acknowledge each other’s gifts and learn from one another with humility. That was Pope Francis’ message to representatives of all the different Christian Churches gathered in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls on Wednesday afternoon. The Pope was leading Vespers for the solemnity of the Conversion of St Paul and the close of the annual week of prayer for Christian unity.

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Pope Francis calls for continued prayer for Christian Unity

Following the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis noted that we are currently in the midst of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has for its theme this year “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us.”

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