CATHOLICS, MUSLIMS MUST LEARN MORE ABOUT RELIGIONS: VATICAN ENVOY

Catholics and Muslims must learn more about each other’s religions if they want to get along better,

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Catholics and Muslims must learn more about each other’s religions if they want to get along better, said the Vatican ambassador in Egypt and former president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. The archbishop was interviewed the evening before the annual Catholic-Muslim dialogue meeting of Vatican representatives with representatives of Cairo’s al-Azhar University. The dialogue with the Cairo-based university, a point of reference for many Muslims around the world, was marking its 10th annual session. Archbishop Fitzgerald said the theme chosen for the meeting was “Faith in God and Love for One’s Neighbour as a Foundation for Inter-religious Dialogue.” Pointing to the October letter of 138 Muslim scholars to Pope Benedict XVI and other Christian leaders, the archbishop said there are signs that Muslims are increasingly interested in dialogue with Christians.