from ONE

by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine November 2010)

Cardinal’s Middle East Trip Promotes Interfaith Fellowship
by Michael J. Healey
photos by Maria Bastone
(From Catholic Near East April 1992)
Traveling “without a portfolio,” John Cardinal O’Connnor bridges interfaith barriers in the Middle East.

Our Journey Together
by Brother Austin David Carroll, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
The acknowledgement of unity within diversity is a necessary component of interfaith dialogue.

A Program for All Seasons
text and photos by Joseph Cornelius Donnelly
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
The Middle East Educational Fellowship Program brings together peoples of all faiths to work together for peace.

Tantur: Dialogue on the Road to Jerusalem
by Rev. Thomas F. Stransky, C.S.P.
(From Catholic Near East October 1989)
An institute of learning in the Holy Land provides a haven for Christian unity.

Taking Steps Toward Unity
by Rev. Arthur F. Gouthro, S.A.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1981)
History was made on an island in Greece, where a 900-year-old schism was tackled.

from News

Bishop Stresses Need to Remember the Holocaust
Catholic News Service (26 April 2011)
In a letter to a leading rabbi, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento stressed the need to “purposefully remember” the Holocaust to ensure that “never again will such dark evil prevail.”

Pilgrims to Holy Land Must Help Peace Efforts
Catholic News Service (21 July 2011)
Catholic and Anglican leaders have challenged Christians to find new ways to establish lasting peace in the Holy Land, including changing the nature of pilgrimages.

Franciscan: Middle East Christians Must Be Open
Catholic News Service (25 August 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians in the Middle East should not live in fear of the changes happening across the region but should act with courage to denounce situations of injustice and with a Christian attitude of willingness to dialogue, said the head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.

Video: “First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (19 August 2011)
On today’s “First Take: Vatican,” we look at a Vatican message calling on Muslims and Christians to work together to promote human spirituality.

Religious Leaders Evoke ‘Spirit of Assisi’
Catholic News Service (14 September 2011)
MUNICH (CNS) — St. Francis of Assisi appeals to believers and nonbelievers alike because they long for a world where people see each other as brothers and sisters and where they recognize and respect creation as a gift to all, said the superior of the Franciscan convent in Assisi.

Interreligious Encounter in Assisi
Catholic News Service (14 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Slowly and carefully, the Vatican is setting the stage for the third edition of the interreligious “prayer for peace” encounter in the Italian pilgrimage town of Assisi.

Assisi Meeting Will Feature Joint Pilgrimage
Catholic News Service (19 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than 300 delegates from dozens of Christian churches, the world’s major religions and nonbelievers will join Pope Benedict XVI in Assisi Oct. 27 for a peace gathering focused more on common pilgrimage than on prayer, a Vatican official said.

Jewish Leaders Denounce Traditionalist’s Remarks
Catholic News Service (21 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jewish groups have called on the Vatican to suspend reconciliation talks with a traditionalist group after one of its bishops argued that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus.

Hindus and Christians Urged to Promote Religious Freedom
Catholic News Service (21 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a message to the world’s Hindus, a top Vatican official called on Christians and Hindus to work together in promoting religious freedom.

Pope Prays Assisi Meeting Will Foster Peace
Catholic News Service (27 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI prayed that his interreligious pilgrimage to Assisi would promote dialogue among believers of different faiths and help the world move toward peace and reconciliation.

Philosopher and Atheist Julia Kristeva Addresses Assisi
Catholic News Service (28 October 2011)
ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — It isn’t every day that the Vatican shares the papal stage with a nonbeliever.

Assisi Participants Express a Sense of Crisis in Modern Society
Catholic News Service (28 October 2011)
ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — A common thread ran through many of the speeches and invocations of this year’s “prayer for peace” encounter in Assisi: the uneasy sense that the world is facing not merely conflicts and wars, but a much broader crisis that affects social and cultural life in every country.

Pope Says Believers Must Oppose Violence to Promote Peace
Catholic News Service (28 October 2011)
ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — Taking 300 religious leaders with him on pilgrimage to Assisi, Pope Benedict XVI said people who are suspicious of religion cannot be blamed for questioning God’s existence when they see believers use religion to justify violence.

Assisi Encounter Inspires Events in the United States
Catholic News Service (3 November 2011)
GARRISON, N.Y. (CNS) — Peace begins with the individual, and each person is called to be a peacemaker.

Archbishop Dolan Addresses Jewish Leaders
Catholic News Service (8 November 2011)
NEW YORK (CNS) — Catholics and Jews can most effectively capitalize on five decades of progress in their relations by joining forces to promote religious freedom, defend immigrants, face a common threat from fanatics and advocate for civility in politics and society, said New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan.

New head of U.S.C.C.B. Ecumenical and Interreligious Office
Catholic News Service (21 November 2011)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Father John William Crossin, a member of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales who served most recently as executive director of the Washington Theological Consortium, has been named executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Indian Christians Promote Law Against Religious Violence
Catholic News Service (14 December 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A group of Christians in India initiated a national prayer campaign urging lawmakers to address a pending bill that seeks to curb violence targeting religious minorities, reported Fides, the Vatican missionary news agency.

Mosque in Jerusalem Vandalized
Catholic News Service (16 December 2011)
ROME (CNS) — The day after an ancient mosque in Jerusalem was vandalized and burned, allegedly by Jewish extremists, participants at a Rome conference on “sacred space” called for absolute respect for all places of worship.

Jerusalem’s Patriarch on Peace in Holy Land
Catholic News Service (1 March 2012)
Peace in the Holy Land will come only when all parties embrace justice and forgiveness and sacrifice for the good of all people, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem said during a program at the United States Institute of Peace.

Religious Leaders Call for Peace in Mideast
Catholic News Service (5 March 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Calling efforts toward an Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace “more, not less, urgent,” a group of Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders warned candidates for political office “not to use any rhetoric that could make prospects for peace more problematic.”

Attacks on Christians Tripled in 2003-10
Catholic News Service (6 March 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Terrorist attacks on Christians in Africa, the Middle East and Asia tripled in a seven-year period, a Vatican official told a U.N. meeting.

Jerusalem Religious Leaders on Environment
Catholic News Service (22 March 2012)
Adelie penguins walk on the ice at Cape Denison in Antarctica in this 2009 file photo. Religious leaders have urged people to take their faith-based commitment to the stewardship of God’s creation to the U.N. Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil 20-22 June. (photo: CNS/Paukine Askin, Reuters)

Vatican-Jewish Dialogue
Catholic News Service (2 April 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican-Jewish dialogue commission said moderation, honesty and a fair distribution of world resources are the ingredients for a more just economic order.

Rabbi Writes History of Catholic-Jewish Relations
Catholic News Service (13 April 2012)
Rabbi James Rudin has been involved in Jewish-Christian relations for the American Jewish Committee since the late 1960s, and his writing reflects both sound research and a wealth of personal experience.

Pope Addresses Jewish Group
Catholic News Service (11 May 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaffirming the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on Christianity’s special relationship with Judaism, Pope Benedict XVI said Catholic-Jewish dialogue is “crucial for the future of our human family.”

Sarajevo’s Catholics Seek Minority Rights
Catholic News Service (16 May 2012)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Sarajevo Catholic officials say the city’s Muslim-dominated government is not protecting minority rights, but the mayor said his city is committed to providing a home for all religious faiths.

Christian Exodus from Middle East
Catholic News Service (20 June 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholic leaders warned about the dangers of a continued exodus of Christians from the Middle East during a Christian-Muslim dialogue meeting in a Beirut mosque.

Video: “First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (12 July 2012)
Pope Benedict XVI addresses an inter-faith orchestra of Israeli and Arab musicians following a concert in his honor on 11 July.

Pope Attends Interreligious Concert
Catholic News Service (12 July 2012)
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Just as individual musicians in an orchestra turn dissonance into harmony through hard work, sacrifice and listening to one another, so, too, can the world’s people turn conflict into peace, said Pope Benedict XVI.

What Catholics Can Learn During Ramadan
Catholic News Service (23 July 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which started July 20 in many countries, is a time of fasting, prayer and repentance, when Muslims distance themselves from worldly activities in an effort to align their lives more closely with God and his laws.

Video:“First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (25 July 2012)
An expert at the Vatican talks about the purpose of inter-religious dialogue.

Aid Reaches Violence-stricken Region in India
Catholic News Service (30 July 2012)
GUWAHATI, India (CNS) — Relief began reaching violence-stricken areas of Assam state after a visiting by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Refugee Camps in Violence-stricken Region of India
Catholic News Service (7 August 2012)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Medical officials in Assam denied media reports that children have become sick in relief camps housing hundreds of thousands of people displaced by ethnic violence in Assam state.

Religious Strife in India
Catholic News Service (24 August 2012)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The government of Assam state has sought church support to help victims of the conflict between ethnic Bodos and Muslim migrants that has left at least 80 dead and more than 400,000 homeless.

Trappist Monastery Near Jerusalem Vandalized
Catholic News Service (6 September 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Vandals burned the door of a Trappist monastery outside Jerusalem and spray- painted a wall with the names of illegal Israeli outposts, one of which had been evacuated two days earlier.

Video: Concern for Lebanon
Catholic News Service (10 September 2012)
A look at Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks yesterday about violence and the need for dialogue and reconciliation in the Middle East.

Video: Prayers for the Middle East
Catholic News Service (12 September 2012)
Pope Benedict XVI’s comments at his weekly general audience about his upcoming trip to Lebanon.

Pope Calls for Help for Middle East Christians
Catholic News Service (13 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican firmly condemned the recent attack against a U.S. consulate in Libya, which led to the death of a U.S. ambassador, three U.S. personnel and at least 10 Libyans.

Vatican Laments U.S. Deaths in Libya
Catholic News Service (13 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the wake of the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three staff members in Libya and the unrest triggered by a U.S.-made amateur film hostile to Islam, the Vatican decried disrespect toward all religions and deplored all violence as unacceptable.

Pope Calls for Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Catholic News Service (20 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI said his three-day trip to Lebanon convinced him that now is the time for Christians and Muslims to bear witness together against violence and in favor of dialogue and peace.

Bosnia’s Catholic Leaders Decry Injustices
Catholic News Service (20 September 2012)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Catholic leaders in Bosnia-Herzegovina said real ethnic and religious dialogue is not occurring and not all religions have equal rights.

Video: Same Path Different Directions
Catholic News Service (24 September 2012)
Benedictine Father William Skudlarek talks about the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue.

Christian-Muslim Leaders in Lebanon Call For Security
Catholic News Service (26 September 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Christian and Muslim leaders in Lebanon called for the formation of a legal committee to protect all religions.

Video: What Catholics Can Learn From Islam
Catholic News Service (27 September 2012)
Benedictine Father William Skudlarek shares lessons he learned from Muslims about prayer.

Synod Addresses Interreligious Dialogue
Catholic News Service (15 October 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics, especially those who live in multireligious societies, must have a clear understanding of their own religious identity, but they also must recognize the spirit of God at work in others, said the Vatican official in charge of interreligious dialogue.

Church Teachings on Judaism
Catholic News Service (5 November 2012)
As the Catholic Church marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, many are now revisiting and studying its proceedings over the years 1962-1965. The council and its 16 resulting documents addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the world.

Book Clarifies Vatican Role in WWII
Catholic News Service (13 November 2012)
Gordon Thomas, the author of “The Pope’s Jews,” is a British journalist who has written numerous works, a number of them on the intelligence services of Great Britain and the United States, and a couple on the Vatican.

Catholic Relief for Muslim Refugees in India
Catholic News Service (21 November 2012)
KOKRAJHAR, India (CNS) — Besides her family, the most valuable things Majoni Bibi has these days are a few clothes, medicated mosquito nets, cooking utensils, water storage buckets and sleeping mats.

Vatican on Saudi-backed Interfaith Center
Catholic News Service (27 November 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A new Saudi-backed interfaith center will provide an opportunity for the church to promote religious freedom for Christians and others around the world, said the head of the Vatican's office for interreligious dialogue.

Jerusalem Patriarch Discusses ‘Many Concerns”
Catholic News Service (20 December 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Jerusalem’s Latin patriarch said church leaders are “perplexed” by the complex situation in the Middle East.

Pope: Religions Must Cooperate to Remind Humanity God Exists
Catholic News Service (20 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For the good of all people, the care of the poor and the future of the Earth, religions must cooperate in reminding modern men and women that God exists and has a plan for their lives and their behavior, Pope Francis said.

Faith Inspires Priest’s Passion for Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Catholic News Service (3 April 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — On a recent afternoon in Cairo, Comboni Father Giuseppe Scattolin was delving into 13th-century Sufi poems at his desk in the single room he inhabits, on an upper floor of a building that also houses an Arabic language school and its related administrative offices.

C.R.S. Program in Egypt to Help Muslims, Christians Avert Strife
Catholic News Service (13 December 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — Select Muslims and Christians in Egypt are participating in a development project designed to avert further sectarian violence after a surge in clashes between the two religious groups.

On Last Morning in Holy Land, Pope Reaches out to Muslims, Jews
Catholic News Service (26 May 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Pope Francis spent the last morning of his three-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land meeting with Muslims and Jews and calling for closer relations among the three major monotheistic religions as the basis for peace in the region.

Dialogue Leaders Decry Violence Against Christians, Sacred Sites
Catholic News Service (17 August 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic and Jewish leaders 14 August called for “effective measures” against violent acts taking place against Christians and Christians sites across the globe.

Committee Says Church Remains Committed to Dialogue With Muslims, Others
Catholic News Service (20 August 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs said the Catholic Church remains committed to dialogue with leaders of other religions and Muslims in particular.

Pope Prays in Istanbul Mosque, Rallies Local Christians
Catholic News Service (29 November 2014)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — A day after hearing Turkish leaders demand the West show more respect for Islam, Pope Francis prayed alongside a Muslim cleric inside Istanbul’s most famous mosque.

Christian, Muslim Leaders Vow to ‘Walk Hand in Hand’
Catholic News Service (5 December 2014)
ROME (CNS) — Catholic, Anglican, Sunni and Shiite leaders vowed to do all they can to combat “ugly and hideous” distortions of religion, and to involve more women — often the first victims of violence — in official interreligious dialogues.

Pope Meets Leaders of Yazidi Community Facing Persecution
Catholic News Service (8 January 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his appeals for an end to the persecution of minorities in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis often has mentioned both the Christians and the Yazidis attacked by Islamic State fighters.

Brother of Slain Aid Worker Talks With Pope About Dialogue, Respect
Catholic News Service (27 March 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After Pope Francis encouraged him and pledged his prayers, Michael Haines was able to tell the pope about his work to promote interreligious dialogue and mutual respect, particularly between Christians and Muslims.

Cardinal: Christians, Muslims ‘Still Don’t Know Each Other Well Enough’
Catholic News Service (21 May 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — “Despite 50 years of ‘Nostra Aetate,’ ” the Second Vatican Council’s document on interreligious relations, “we still don’t know each other well enough,” said French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Muslim Leader Praises 50-Year-Old Church Document on Religious Dialogue
Catholic News Service (21 May 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic Church leaders and scholars are not the only ones praising the 50-year-old church document “Nostra Aetate” (“In Our Time”), the Second Vatican Council’s declaration on relations with non-Christian religions.

Cardinal Dolan: Catholics, Jews Find Common Concerns in Dialogue
Catholic News Service (22 May 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Through dialogue, Catholics and Jews and find common cause in the concerns that vex leaders of both religions, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said on 20 May during a forum on the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council document “Nostra Aetate.”

In 50 Years Since ‘Nostra Aetate,’ Church Has Built Strong Interreligious Ties
Catholic News Service (13 October 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The scene in Foundation Hall of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during Pope Francis’ visit spoke volumes about the Catholic Church and interreligious relations.

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Vatican Marks End of Ramadan with Open Letter

Picture of the Day: Happy Eid!
Man Praying at Lyon's Great Mosque (photo: Pascal Deloche/Godong/Corbis)

Picture of the Day: Kerala's Saint
Saint Mary's Port Church in Kollom, Kerala, India, one of the eight founded by St. Thomas, features a mural of Christ and St. Thomas at the altar. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Pope Expresses Gratitude for ‘Deepening Dialogue’ with Jewish Leaders
The pope met with Jewish leaders in Berlin to promote inter-religious unity.

Pope to Muslims: ‘There can be a fruitful collaboration’
The pope meets with members of Germany's Muslim community, advocating inter-religious unity.

Maronite Patriarch Visits CNEWA
Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai held a press conference at CNEWA's headquarters to promote peace and unity through open dialogue.

Picture of the Day: Meet the Press
CNEWA President Msgr. John Kozar, left, and Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai, right, listen to a reporter's question during yesterday's news conference at CNEWA's New York headquarters.

The Vatican Marks a Hindu Holiday
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, writes an open letter to the Hindu community promoting religious freedom and cooperation.

A Roundup on the Patriarch and the Press
A collection of articles concerning Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai's visit to the CNEWA headquarters.

In Assisi, "Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace"
A collection of articles concerning the pope's inter-religious summit in Assisi.

Religion: Source of Peace or of Conflict?
Carl Hétu reflects on how we label and divide ourselves and others, and the challenges in overcoming prejudice and building a peaceful world.

Jerusalem Belongs to Whom?
Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal preaches about the significance of the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Catholics and Muslims Work Together
In a time when great media attention is given to conflicts between Muslims and others, I attended a conference yesterday that was a real eye opener.

Debunking the "Myths About Anti-Christian Persecution"
A couple weeks ago, Pope Benedict XVI turned his attention to the subject of religious freedom.

Shari'a Law and North American Muslims
I was fascinated to see a new study “Shari’a Law: Coming to a Courthouse Near You?” which appeared this past month.

An American Priest in Cairo
Father Douglas May discusses the work he does to foster understanding between people of different faiths and cultures.

Picture of the Day: Ramadan Comes to a Close
In this image from last month, Palestinian girls in Jerusalem hold torches during a celebration to mark the breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. (photo: CNS/Ammar Awad, Reuters)

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Take Five: Making a Difference in the Middle East
Pope Benedict XVI is being received throughout the Middle East as a herald of peace and hope.

Messenger of Peace: The Pontiff Arrives
Today is the day that millions of people in Lebanon and the Middle East have been waiting for.

What Can Catholics Learn from Muslims?
A Benedictine priest spoke with Catholic News Service and suggested that one important lesson may lie in the style of prayer.

Picture of the Day: Greetings from the Vatican in Arabic
A priest reads in Arabic during Pope Benedict XVI's weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 10 October. (photo: CNS/Max Rossi, Reuters)

The Middle East, 50 Years After Vatican II
In the current issue of ONE, we chat with Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, apostolic nuncio to Egypt, about the legacy of the council and, in particular, Catholic relations with Islam.

The Heart of Jerusalem Skips a Beet
Judith Sudilovsky shares a bite of what the St. Louis Hospital is cooking.

Picture of the Day: That All May Be One
Pope Francis leads a meeting with religious leaders at the Vatican on 20 March. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Egypt's Future
A young student poses for a picture at a Jesuit-run school in Minya, Upper Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Catholic-Muslim Marriage: Happily Ever After?
The Vatican is taking a closer look at the challenges facing couples from different faiths who marry.

Lebanon: Land of Refuge
In the Spring 2013 issue of ONE, journalist Don Duncan writes about Syrian refugees settling in Lebanon. Below, he offers some further reflections.

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Picture of the Day: “Respect the Religion of the Other”
Muslims take part in prayers during the I'tikaf, a spiritual retreat in a mosque that is usually held during the last 10 days of Ramadan. (photo: CNS/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: “Encouraging Signs” of Religious Freedom
In this 2005 photo, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald talks with Rabbi David Rosen during a conference in Rome on "Nostra Aetate," the Second Vatican Council's declaration on interreligious dialogue. (photo: CNS/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Picture of the Day: Side By Side in Bethlehem
In 2004 image, two women — a Muslim and a Catholic sister — take notes during class at Bethlehem University. (photo: Steve Sabella)

Picture of the Day: “We Have Now Reached a Crisis”
Britain's Prince Charles speaks to religious leaders during a visit to a Syrian Orthodox Church in London on 17 December. (photo: CNS/Toby Melville, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Gathered Together
In this photo from 11 January, Pope Francis greets participants in the annual meeting of the Catholic Committee for Cultural Collaboration. (photo: The Holy See)

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Picture of the Day: Francis Among the Hindus
Pope Francis shakes hands with Hindu Kurukkal SivaSri T. Mahadeva during a meeting with religious leaders at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 13 January. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

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Picture of the Day: Reopening Lines
Pope Francis talks with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt’s Al Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting at the Vatican on 23 May. (photo: CNS/Max Rossi, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: ‘A Culture of Encounter’
Pope Francis met with representatives of Dharmic religions — including Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Sikh — at the Vatican on Wednesday 16 May.

Picture of the Day:
A Call to Prayer — and Cooperation

A competitive attitude between Christians and Muslims fosters the belief that religions are a source of tension and violence, not peace, said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.

Friday Film Festival:
Common Ground in Egypt

This week, we revisit Izbet Chokor, a village of Christians and Muslims about 60 miles southwest of Cairo.

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Picture of the Day: Kiss of Peace
Extraordinary gesture by the pope

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Picture of the Day:
Walking Together, Promoting Understanding

An important initiative takes root

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