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VATICAN - ISLAM
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue slams Islamic Caliphate crimes and barbarism
Caliphate militants are responsible for inhumane actions like public executions, humiliation of women, and terror towards Christians, Yezidis and members of other religions. The Vatican body calls on Islamic religious leaders and governments to condemn these crimes and prosecute their authors to boost their credibility and willingness to engage in dialogue. The goal is to strengthen the coexistence between Christians and Muslims that has lasted for centuries amid the ups and downs.
Pope to 138 Islamic scholars, continue dialogue on the basis of respect of the person
In a letter signed by Cardinal Bertone, Benedict XVI expresses his appreciation for the initiative by the Muslim scholars, inviting its initiator and a delegation of signatories to the Vatican. Jointly, both sides must promote mutual respect and acceptance amongst the younger generations.
30/05/2008 RUSSIA – VATICAN
Pope writes Aleksij II who still says no to Ravenna
Cardinal Kasper handed Aleksij II a message in which the Pope expressed his esteem and gratitude to the Russian Patriarch. According to the Vatican the meeting took place in a cordial atmosphere; invariably though the Patriarchate highlighted all the unsolved problems that come between the two Churches like the Uniate Church, Catholic orphanages and the Ravenna Statement.
27/08/2010 VATICAN - ISLAM
Message for end of Ramadan: Overcoming violence between religions
The theme of the message - signed by card. Tauran - is shared by the Al-Azhar Permanent Committee for Dialogue. Condemning discrimination and political manipulation of religion, he asks civic authorities to respect the law and justice, religious authorities to educate the young, even in textbooks, to respect others.
18/07/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Christians and Muslims should work fraternally for "justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person"
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issues a message for the Muslims of the world to mark the end of Ramadan. "Despite being aware of our differences, [. . .] We perceive the importance of promoting a fruitful dialogue built upon mutual respect and friendship. Inspired by our shared values and strengthened by our sentiments of genuine fraternity, we are called to work together for justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person."
09/11/2007 VATICAN – JAPAN
Cardinal Hamao dies, Pope remembers his love for the poor
Born in Tokyo, the prelate was 77 years old. In his telegrams of condolences, Benedict XVI refers to his “generous service” as President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants.
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