Rubric Islam


| 14/02/2004
by Pierre Balanian
| 13/02/2004
| iran
by Giuseppe Caffulli

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 .   
| 07/02/2004
| Egypt - Vatican
by Pierre Balanian

An exclusive interview with S. Barazani, (PDK) regarding the Erbil attacks and their consequences for the country's Christian and Muslim populations.

| 05/02/2004
| Iraq
by p. Samir Khalil Samir SJ
Tomorrow in France discussion and voting gets underway concerning the law which would ban the Islamic veil, or headscarf, in schools. French bishops have already noticed that the law risks becoming a statement of "secularism" against religious expression (it prohibits not only headscarves, but also crosses, kippahs and turbans). The February issue of the monthly magazine, "Mondo e Mission", offers the opinion of a Jesuit priest, Fr. Samir Khalil Samir. According to Fr. Samir, a well respected Islamic studies scholar, the battle over the headscarf is part of an "Islamicist" plan that risks crumbling Europe's socio-political identity. Below we report Fr. Samir's analysis.
| 02/02/2004
by Giuseppe Caffulli

An interview with Fr. Giuseppe Moretti, head of the missio sui iuris in Afghanistan

| 30/01/2004
by Pierre Balanian
An interview with Msgr. Fernando Filoni, Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq
| 28/01/2004
by Pierre Balanian
An Interview with Ali Salami, editor in chief of the Tehran Times
| 27/01/2004
| iran
by Pierre Balanian

An interview with Msgr. Louis Sako, Chaldean archbishop of Kirkuk

| 20/01/2004
| iraq

| 15/01/2004
| Pakistan

One of Saddam Hussein's closest aids is trying to sneak over to Mecca, using the pilgrimage as a cover. 
| 15/01/2004
| iraq
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