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Map of Kazakhstan.

Pope Francis to visit Kazakhstan in September

Aug 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope will attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan. Read more

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero.

Morocco’s cardinal: Christians should be a ‘sacrament of encounter’ for Muslim neighbors

Jun 4, 2021

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero of Rabat has launched a diocesan synod. Read more

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič.

Vatican diplomat: ‘Pursuit of Truth’ necessary for inter-religious dialogue

Nov 26, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

At an event in Saudi Arabia this week, a Vatican diplomat emphasized the importance of religious freedom and said that “authentic... Read more

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald greets friends after receiving the red hat at the Vatican October 5, 2019.

‘This is the Christian message’: Cardinal urges Catholics to join struggle for racial justice

Jun 30, 2020

By Luke Coppen

A cardinal has encouraged Catholics to take part in the worldwide struggle for racial justice following the death of George... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at an inter-religious event Oct. 31 at the Pontifical Lateran University.

Religion should transmit ‘values and virtues’ to next generation, pope says

Oct 31, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke Thursday about education as a path to peace, saying that if people of faith do not transmit... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis lends support to committee on Abu Dhabi declaration

Aug 26, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has given his encouragement to a committee created by the United Arab Emirates for the promotion of his... Read more

Pope Francis greeted Father Jean Pierre Schumacher in Morocco March 31, 2019. His martyred community was beatified in December 2018.

Pope Francis urges religious communities to charity and dialogue in Morocco

Mar 31, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged religious communities in Morocco to practice an “ecumencism of charity,” calling for dialogue, not proselytism, in the... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis to visit Abu Dhabi in February 2019

Dec 6, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis will travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5 to participate in an international interfaith... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 25, 2017.

True justice and peace are for all people, Pope tells Buddhist leaders

Nov 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with Buddhist monks in Burma on Wednesday, Pope Francis stressed that true and lasting justice and peace... Read more

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

Pope Francis to visit Egypt April 28-29

Mar 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In what will be his first international trip of the year, Pope Francis will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt, April... Read more

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

Vatican bishop lays out 'roadmap' for dialogue with Islam

Nov 8, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

There is a roadmap for dialogue with Islam, and its three landmarks are peace, justice and education, says a leading... Read more

Hands in prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2015.

From Philadelphia, prayers for a better country as DNC meets

Jul 26, 2016

As Democratic Party leaders met to choose a presidential nominee and party platform, Philadelphia’s Catholic basilica hosted an interreligious prayer... Read more

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

Pope takes new step in relaunching dialogue with Al-Azhar

Jul 13, 2016

By Elise Harris

Less than two months after one of Sunni Islam’s highest authorities came to the Vatican following several years of icy... Read more

UN flag outside the United Nations headquarters in New York.

When terrorism destroys religious cooperation: the Holy See's message to the UN

Apr 19, 2016

Terrorism in the name of religion is a lie, the head of the Holy See’s mission to the United Nations... Read more

Religious leaders gather at Georgetown Dec.16, 2015.

We won't respond to violence with hatred, religious leaders say

Dec 16, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Religious leaders responded to global violence and terrorism with solidarity and prayer on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.  Read more

Bishop Joseph Chusak (far right) at the Interreligious Peace March for Paris victims in Thailand, Nov. 19, 2015.

Five religions in Thailand send powerful message to people of Paris

Nov 21, 2015

Uniting with other major faith groups at an interreligious ‘March for Peace,’ Thai Catholics on Thursday offered prayers for the... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Is dialogue with Islam possible? Yes, and it's needed now more than ever, Vatican says

Apr 22, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Amid continued violence by ISIS and other militant Islamist groups, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued a declaration stressing... Read more