The need for Muslim-Christian dialogue in the Magisterium of the Pontiffs - The most effective antidote

I was in France on the day Jacques Hamel was brutally assassinated during the Eucharistic celebration in his parish in Normandy.


For two days, France collapsed into consternation: the means of social communication reported endlessly, and commentators recalled the need for dialogue between people of different faiths.


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ASIA/IRAQ -Chaldean Patriarch proposes to Iranian and Iraqi Shiites the creation of a Standing Committee for Dialogue

Baghdad – A Standing Committee for Dialogue between representatives of Shiite religious centres and the Chaldean Patriarchate to tackle together in friendly cooperation difficulties experienced by the local people. This concrete proposal emerged during a visit on Monday 25 July to Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Ist by four representatives of the Shiite academic institution of Najaf and Qom . The delegation was composed of Sheikh Aladdin Jazairi , Sheikh Jassim Mandalawi, and Sheikhs Hamid Reza and Hamid Albabai, leading members of the Centre for Dialogue in Qom, the Iranian city where the country’s most important academic institutions of Shiite Islam are found.

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Cordiality and the importance of collaboration: secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue visits Al-Azhar University

Vatican City, 14 July 2016 – The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue announces that Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, secretary of the dicastery, along with Archbishop Bruno Musarò, apostolic nuncio in Egypt, met yesterday with Dr. Kamal Abd al-Salam, member of the Al-Azhar Centre for Dialogue, representing Dr. Mahmoud Hamdi Zakzouk and Professor Mohey El-Din Afifi Ahmed, secretary of the Al-Azhar Islamic Research Complex. They were all subsequently received by the Wakil of Al-Azhar, Dr. Abbas Shouman, with whom a fruitful meeting was held.

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Laudato Si' first anniversary: interfaith impact

June 18th marks the first anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical Laudato Si’, focused on the care of our common home.


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'Gospel of the family, joy for the world' is theme of Dublin WMF

‘The Gospel of the family, joy for the world’ is the theme for the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin from August 22nd to 26th 2018.


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