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Pope Francis meets with World Jewish Congress

Pope Francis met with members of the World Jewish Congress on Monday evening.

An article published on Tuesday by the Vatican newspaper, the 'Osservatore Romano', highlighted how the Holy Father spoke about a series of issues pertaining to inter faith relations and the current migration crisis on the European continent.

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ASIA/PAKISTAN - A Dominican at the White House to talk about interfaith dialogue and peace

Washington - Bringing a testimony of interfaith dialogue as a path to peace: is this intent of Pakistani Dominican Fr. James Channan OP, director of "Peace Center" in Lahore, who is participating in the international conference on the themes of dialogue and relations between religions called "Interfaith and Community Service Challenge" held in Washington, from September 20 to 23, and will take place: at the White House, at Georgetown University and Gallaudet University.

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Catholics, Orthodox sign new document on primacy, synodality

(Vatican Radio) Catholic and Orthodox theologians have reached agreement on a new joint  document entitled "Synodality and Primacy During the First Millennium: Towards a Common Understanding in Service to the Unity of the Church". The announcement was made at the conclusion of a plenary session of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches which took place in the Italian town of Chieti from September 15th to 22nd.

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Inter-faith gathering honours Mother Teresa in Kolkata

Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim leaders joined Catholics at the tomb of St. Teresa of Calcutta on ‎Friday hailing her dedication for the poor and praying for her intercession to emulate her work in their ‎life.  The interreligious prayer gathering at the tomb of Mother Teresa in the eastern Indian city of ‎Kolkata, formerly Calcutta,  was one of a series of events Calcutta Archdiocese has organized along ‎with the Missionaries of Charity nuns to celebrate her Sept. 4 canonization by Pope Francis in Rome.  ‎Archbishop Thomas D'Souza of Kolkata said the canonization ceremony at the Vatican had gathered ‎people of various faiths. "In a small way, in this holy room where St. Teresa's tomb is, representatives of ‎different faiths have come together to celebrate," he said.

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Papal diplomats discuss Islam and gender at Jubilee event

Papal diplomats from around the world are in Rome this week for a special Jubilee event that includes both practical refresher seminars and moments of spiritual reflection with the Holy Father.

Relations with Islam, gender culture and other challenges facing the Church today are on the programme, as Philippa Hitchen reports:

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