Vatican hosting talks on religion in Iran

.- As part of a continuing intitiative aimed at improving understanding between Christians and Muslims, a Vatican delegation will be taking part in a three-day discussion on religion and society in Iran.

From Nov. 9-11, representatives from the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and heads from the Catholic Church in Iran will meet with members of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization to discuss "Religion and Society: Christian and Muslim perspectives."

This is the seventh meeting between representatives from both sides. According to the Islamic organization, discussions will focus on three papers analyzing the contemporary opportunities and challenges to religion and society as well as philosophical, theological, historical and legal approaches to the theme.

Dr. Mohammad Bagher Khorramshad, Iran's deputy minister for foreign affairs and director of the Islamic relations group, is to chair the proceedings.

The Vatican delegation is being led by Cardinal president Jean-Louis Tauran of the Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.


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