Sheikh Abdullah tells of need for greater interfaith dialogue

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, closed the first day of the World Government Summit on Sunday night with a call for religious tolerance and a warning that countries must stand up to all forms … Continue reading

Top cleric urges Middle East’s Muslims to ’embrace’ Christians

The head of Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning has urged the Middle East’s Muslims to “embrace” local Christians. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar in Egypt, told an interfaith meeting in Abu Dhabi attended by Pope Francis … Continue reading

Rabbi Skorka: What my friendship with Pope Francis taught me about interfaith dialogue

This February, I will be a participant with my friend Pope Francis at a “Global Conference on Human Fraternity” hosted by the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. It seeks a common framework of cooperation among religious leaders to achieve peace and … Continue reading

Pope: Fatima Visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto Will Be Proclaimed Saints

National Catholic Register VATICAN CITY — On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The remarkable story of these … Continue reading

His Holiness Receives Book from Bridges to Common Ground

Dr. David Hungerford and Safi Kaskas, board members of Bridges to Common Ground produced The Qur’an with References to the Bible a seminal work in which over 3,000 Biblical cross references are integrated page by page throughout a readable, modern English interpretation … Continue reading

Pope Francis changes schedule to visit Sri Lankan Buddhist temple

Francis becomes only second pontiff to visit a Buddhist temple after accepting invitation to witness rare ritual at Agrashravaka temple The Guardian carries the AP article on the decision of His Holiness, Pope Francis to … change his schedule at … Continue reading