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Contradictory signals from the Saudis on interreligious dialogue
Favourable attitudes toward welcoming other religions alternate with reactions of entrenchment and dissent. King Abdullah declares openly his commitment to fostering interreligious dialogue, while last week the majority of the members of the consultative council voted against the resolution to respect other faiths.
18/07/2008 VATICAN - WYD
Pope: Religious freedom for well-being of society
Benedict XVI has met with representatives of the Christian Churches and of the religions present in Australia, which he praised for its protection of religious freedom. The common effort of the religions to uphold the dignity of the human person and respect for creation. Teaching young people to seek the meaning of life.
Bishops: 'no' to the cartoons on Muhammad; it's a mistake to republish them
The archbishop of Lahore and the president of the Pakistan bishops' conference, Lawrence Saldanha, explains to AsiaNews that the decision of the Danish newspapers cannot be justified through freedom of expression. Justice and Peace: the last time we all suffered, and the West must understand this.
20/02/2006 VATICAN - ISLAM
Pope: respect for religions, but insults do not justify violence
Benedict XVI condemns the Mohammad caricatures and asks that the exercise of religious freedom be allowed everywhere in conditions of reciprocity.
Pope: peace in Holy Land from shared commitment of Jews, Christians and Muslims
Benedict XVI again underlined the fundamental importance of inter-faith dialogue and “concrete gestures of reconciliation”.
06/11/2007 VATICAN – SAUDI ARABIA
Pope and King Abdullah talk about inter-faith dialogue and peace between Israelis and Palestinians
The first meeting between a Saudi king and the head of the Roman Catholic Church takes place in a “cordial atmosphere.” Press release mentions Christians living in Saudi Arabia and unexpectedly refers to Jews.
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