» 09/18/2009, 00.00
VATICAN – MIDDLE EAST
Pope and Patriarchs meet to discuss the future of the Church in the Middle East
The audience with the Pope of the heads of the region’s seven Catholic Rites will focus on the growth of fundamentalism in the Middle East and the concerns it is generating among Christians as well as on the importance of Islamic-Christian dialogue, the status of Eastern Catholic Patriarchs in the Universal Church and the Ecclesiastic jurisdiction in Kuwait and the Gulf States.
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