A Vatican official has confirmed that the Holy See is exploring the possibility of expanding its Catholic-Jewish dialogue to include Muslims.
Msgr. Michael Fitzgerald, who heads the Vatican's office for interreligious dialogue, and other Vatican officials met Thursday with the policy council chairman of the World Jewish Congress, Rabbi Israel Singer. They and discussed “the various meetings taking place between Jews, Christians and Muslims,” the monsignor told the Associated Press.
Rabbi Singer had released a statement about his discussion with Vatican officials after the meeting.
"We examined the possibility in doing something in this line," the monsignor told the AP about the WJC's suggestion to include Muslims in the dialogue. But he stressed the meeting with Singer was "just an exploratory meeting."