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ISLAM - VATICAN
OIC: interreligious dialogue as a condition for world peace
Organisation of the Islamic Conference releases a statement on the meeting between Pope Francis and the secretary general of the OIC, focusing on the need for greater efforts to encourage religious pluralism and cultural diversity against the spread of fanaticism and prejudice. The communiqué also expresses concern for Syria, and stresses the "historic reconciliation" between Islam and Christianity.
Pope calls on "all interested parties" to stop Ukraine conflict, says Fr Lombardi
In a press release, the head of the Holy See Press Office reiterates Francis' call for the end to a conflict "that has claimed many innocent victims". At the same time, As St. John Paul II often repeated, humanity must find the courage to substitute the right to force with the power of law.
20/03/2013 VATICAN - ORTHODOX
United against economic crisis and "worldly trends", Bartholomew and Francis to be in Jerusalem next year
The two will travel to the Holy Land to mark the 50th anniversary of the embrace between Athenagoras and Paul VI. The pope has been invited to Constantinople for the feast day of Saint Andrew (30 November). For the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, the pope is the 'Good Samaritan of Latin America'; for the pope, the patriarch is "My brother Andrew'. Both are committed to the environment and to the struggle against poverty and materialism.
28/11/2006 VATICAN TURKEY
Dialogue between Christians and Muslims is a "vital necessity", says Pope
On the first day of his trip to Turkey, Benedict XVI expresses esteem and respect for Islam whilst demanding respect for freedom of religion. He says that the dialogue between Turkey and Europe is good and calls on the international community to commit itself to ending the conflict in the Middle East. By our special correspondent.
01/12/2006 IRAN TURKEY VATICAN
Negative reactions in Iranian press over Pope's Turkey visit
Benedict XVI is accused of "Islamophobia" and collusion with Bush and Blair. The Pope's ecumenism is resented as a threat to Islam, but especially as a judgement on the bad relations between Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq and Iran.
18/01/2010 TURKEY - VATICAN
Ali Agca, assassin of John Paul II, released from jail
According to his lawyer, he is in “good physical and mental health." The Polish pope forgave him. To date Agca has received 50 proposals to write books and make films and documentaries.
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