An interview with Fr. Paolo Nicelli, PIMEAlong the difficult and contradictory path leading to elections, Iran is searching for a way to modernize the country without uprooting deep-seated Islamic tradition.
An interview with Card. Stephanos II Ghattas, patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Catholic Church.
Cairo (AsiaNews) Some days ago the first meeting occurred between the Catholic Church and Egypt's Orthodox Churches. Representing Catholics was Card. Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. During the meetings, the Coptic Orthodox pope, Shenouda III, appeared briefly to share his greetings. Church leaders agreed to make an appointment to meet again in Rome next Jan. 25 2005. Meanwhile, Christian Churches in Egypt are persecuted, sometimes in subtle or violent ways. In order to have an idea of the ecumenicalism and missionary work-martyrdom experienced by these Churches, "Mondo e Missione" interviewed Card. Stephanos II Ghattas, patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt (see. Feb. 2004 issue).Today we will offer an update on violence used against Christians on www.asianews.it .
An exclusive interview with S. Barazani, (PDK) regarding the Erbil attacks and their consequences for the country's Christian and Muslim populations.