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Pope Francis speaking at the general audience on St. Peter's Square, Nov. 9, 2022

Pope Francis: Bahrain trip ‘a new step’ in Christian-Muslim dialogue

Nov 9, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“The first visit of a pope in Bahrain represents a new step on the journey between Christian and Muslim believers... Read more

Pope Francis attending the closing of the “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence” with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Nov. 4, 2022.

Pope Francis urges Muslim-Catholic collaboration for peace during visit to Gulf kingdom of Bahrain

Nov 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with Muslim leaders in the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain on Friday, saying Catholics and Muslims alike are... Read more

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The geopolitics of Pope Francis’ trip to Kazakhstan

Sep 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

This week Pope Francis is traveling to Kazakhstan, a Muslim-majority country sandwiched between Russia and China. Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, where Pope Francis met with priests, religious, and seminarians, June 6, 2015.

The Muslim, the Catholic cardinal, and the church in Bosnia that could help heal deep divisions

Aug 30, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

A prominent Bosnian cardinal has said that “forgiveness can be achieved” following the consecration of a Catholic church in the... Read more

Salman Rushdie speaks at the Frankfurt Bookfair, Oct. 12, 2017.

Salman Rushdie attacked at lecture in New York

Aug 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The author Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” led to a call for his assassination from Iran’s Supreme Leader... Read more

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India court upholds hijab ban in schools as religious tensions continue in Karnataka

Mar 15, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The state of Karnataka may ban Muslim girls from wearing head scarves in schools, the state’s highest court has ruled,... Read more

Members of All India Muslim Students Federation protest against the hijab ban in educational institutions by the Karnataka government at Delhi University in New Delhi, India, Feb. 9, 2022.

Indian court bans all religious clothing amid dispute over hijabs

Feb 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Amid widespread protests over a ban on hijabs in schools, an Indian court has temporarily prohibited all forms of religious... Read more

Marijana Petir, a member of the Croatian Parliament and former Member of the European Parliament.

Muslim leaders ‘alarmed’ by Catholic politician’s inclusion in European Islamophobia report

Feb 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Global Imams Council issued a statement defending Marijana Petir. Read more

Marijana Petir, a member of the Croatian Parliament and former Member of the European Parliament.

Catholic politician rejects ‘false accusations’ in European Islamophobia report

Jan 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Marijana Petir questioned why she was cited in the study. Read more

Pope Francis participates in an interreligious meeting at the site of Ur, outside Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 6, 2021.

What a Dominican priest from the Midwest has learned about Catholic-Muslim dialogue since 9/11

Sep 14, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Real-life relationships and a “holy curiosity” must be the basis for Catholic-Muslim dialogue, says a Dominican priest whose college discussions... Read more

Pope Francis meets Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf, Iraq, March 6, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis in Iraq, Muslim dialogue, and persecuted Christians

Mar 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

Among the historic moments from the pope’s recent visit to Iraq was the establishment of a National Day of Tolerance... Read more

A mosque in Gdańsk, Poland. Credit: altotemi via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Polish Catholic Church’s ‘Day of Islam’ seeks to ‘overcome prejudices’

Jan 25, 2021

The Polish Catholic Church’s annual “Day of Islam” on Tuesday is an opportunity to overcome prejudices, a bishop who oversees... Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron.

French president presses Muslim leaders to embrace 'republican values'

Dec 2, 2020

In the wake of several suspected Islamist attacks in France this year, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked the country’s... Read more

Sheikh Yahya Cholil Staquf with Archbishop Agustinus Agus of Pontianak.

Prominent Muslim leader says global effort needed to promote ‘compassionate Islam’

Jul 17, 2020

The leader of the largest independent Muslim organization in the world says that a resurgence of fundamentalist Islam threatens not... Read more

A young girl lights a candle at a Marian grotto in Pakistan.

US group calls Pakistan blocking of aid to Christians, Hindus 'reprehensible'

Apr 15, 2020

The U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom has called on the Pakistani government to ensure aid for the COVID-19 pandemic is... Read more

German court reverses school's niqab ban

Feb 4, 2020

A court in Germany overturned Monday a school’s ban on niqabs, ruling that Hamburg law does not allow educational authorities... Read more

Priest apologizes after 'hurtful' homily on Muslims, immigration

Jan 30, 2020

A priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has apologized for a homily that described Islam as the... Read more

Sheikh Yahya Cholil Staquf with Archbishop Agustinus Agus of Pontianak.

Muslim leader meets Pope Francis, calls for Islam that sees no ‘infidels’

Sep 27, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The leader of the largest independent Muslim organization in the world met Pope Francis this week to present his vision... Read more

A young girl lights a candle at a Marian grotto in Pakistan.

Inter-religious leaders in Pakistan urge protections for religious minorities

Aug 9, 2019

By Carl Bunderson

Catholic and other religious leaders signed a joint resolution Thursday encouraging the Pakistani government to adopt policies to protect religious... Read more

Uighurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

China continues to rebut Western claims about repression of Uighurs

Jul 24, 2019

An article published Wednesday in a state-run paper from mainland China repeated government talking points regarding the situations of the... Read more