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VATICAN - IRAN
Benedict XVI and Khatami: the good trail is Regensburg
14/10/2005 VATICAN - ISLAM
Vatican tells Islam: "Let us continue on the path of dialogue"
To mark the end of Ramadan, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has sent its customary message to the Muslim community. Highlighted are a commitment to peace, the memory of John Paul II and the direction taken by Benedict XVI along the same path.
18/09/2006 IRAN - VATICAN
Not all Teheran behind ayatollahs in anti-pope criticism
In the eyes of many Iranians, Benedict XVI enjoys considerable moral prestige for his criticism of the links between religion and violence. But Christians face the threat of increased marginalization.
17/09/2006 ISLAM VATICAN
Amid criticism and violence the first balanced views about the Pope's speech appear
Former Iranian President Khatami and current Indonesian President Susilo warn against jumping to conclusions.
04/05/2007 VATICAN - IRAN
A dialogue between cultures in the meeting between the Pope and Khatami
Benedict XVI and the ex Iranian President spoke among other things about the Middle East and the current situation of Christians. A strong international commitment to serious negotiations which respect human rights and aims to build mutual trust is hoped for.
17/04/2007 VATICAN - IRAN
Nuncio in Iran: “Khatami to visit the Pope, a positive sign of dialogue and coexistence”
Vatican diplomat msgr. Angelo Mottola, tells AsiaNews that the planned meeting between the former Iranian president and Benedict XVI will take place in private, but that it represents a strong signal for inter religious dialogue and civil coexistence in Iran. Khatami was among Muslim leaders who sought to calm the waters following the controversial Regensburg address.
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