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Portland archbishop calls for prayer, action following train stabbing

May 30, 2017

Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Oregon, urged his followers on Facebook to practice Christ-like actions after a stabbing attack... Read more

Pope Francis lands at Cairo International Airport in Egypt on April 28, 2017.

Pope Francis in Egypt: To kill in the name of God is blasphemy

Apr 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his first speech in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced all forms of violence and hatred, saying that they... Read more

Al-Azhar University?, Egypt.

Vatican praised, cautioned on dialogue with al-Azhar university

Apr 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

A leading scholar in the Arab world has applauded the goodwill of both the Vatican and the prestigious Islamic al-Azhar... Read more

Nasir Mosque.

Priest: We need to praise what is good, true in the Muslim faith

Feb 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Not only is there a good deal in common between Muslims and Christians, but Catholics are called to respect and... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib at the Vatican May 23, 2016.

Vatican, Al-Azhar team up to counter religious justification for violence

Feb 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican and one of Islam’s most renowned schools of Sunni thought are joining forces to discuss how they can... Read more

Pope Francis hosts a lunch with Syrian refugees at his residence in Vatican City, Aug. 11, 2016.

Muslim refugee hails Pope Francis as the example of religion

Feb 17, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Nur Essa, a Muslim Syrian woman whose family was brought to Rome from Lesbos by Pope Francis last April, said... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib at the Vatican May 23, 2016.

Vatican, Al-Azhar to officially resume dialogue

Oct 21, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday, the Vatican announced it will be sending a representative to Egypt to set plans for the official re-launching... Read more

In Minnesota, Christian-Muslim dialogue turns strangers into neighbors

Sep 28, 2016

In the aftermath of the mall stabbing of nine people by a Somali-Muslim Sept. 17 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Muslims... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib at the Vatican May 23, 2016.

In seismic meeting, Pope Francis embraces top Sunni imam

May 23, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib during a meeting at the Vatican, a move... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

Pope Francis to meet top Sunni imam at the Vatican

May 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

An official meeting between Pope Francis and Imam Ahmed al Tayyeb will take place Monday at the Vatican, signaling a... Read more

al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.

Pope Francis wants more dialogue with Islam. Is Egypt the key?

Feb 25, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For Pope Francis, dialogue with Islam is a core issue. He recently voiced hopes to meet a major Sunni leader:... Read more

Christian and Muslim leaders meet with Mohammad Sawar, governor of Punjab province, Nov. 18, 2014. Photo courtesy of Fr. James Channan, O.P.

Christians, Muslims unite for justice over couple burned in kiln

Nov 20, 2014

In the two weeks since a Christian couple was killed by a Muslim mob in Pakistan, local leaders from both... Read more

 Wael Farouq, professor of Arabic language at the American University of Cairo, Egypt at the Rimini Meeting Aug 27, 2014.

Muslim scholar decries violence: 'I am a Nazarene, too'

Aug 28, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Referring to the label “Nazarene” marked on houses of Christians in Iraq by the militant Islamic State, a Muslim scholar... Read more

Speakers at the Oasis Foundation conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia June 16, 2014

Bosnia event touches on religious violence in light of WWI

Jun 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

International leaders within the Catholic Church have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia to discuss the consequences of the First World War,... Read more