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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

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 light a candle during an interreligious ceremony in the Campidoglio Square, Rome, Oct. 20, 2020.

Pope Francis: ‘The world has a profound thirst for peace’

Pope Francis affirmed the signal importance of peace at an interreligious gathering Tuesday on Rome’s Capitoline Hill.  Read more

St. Peter's Square, pictured on April 3, 2016.

Vatican official: Human fraternity is the Christian response to identity politics

The secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has argued that as tribalism and identity politics increase, the... Read more

Image of Moroni on top of a Mormon temple.

Catholic publisher makes second apology over Mormon cover art

A Catholic publishing company has apologized for its use of a Mormon angel on the cover of two Catholic publications,... Read more

Hagia Sophia, which will be inaugurated as a mosque July 24.

Catholic, Eastern Orthodox Churches to observe day of mourning for Hagia Sophia

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Tuesday that July 24 “is a Day of Mourning” for Hagia Sophia. The... Read more

Hagia Sophia, a museum in Istanbul which was formerly a church, and then a mosque.

Hagia Sophia belongs 'to all of humanity', Eastern Orthodox patriarch says amid mosque plans

While Turkey’s president has made moves to close the museum at the former Christian basilica Hagia Sophia and revert it... Read more

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, MCCJ, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Vatican backs worldwide interfaith day of prayer and fasting

On May 14, people of all religious affiliations are called to participate in a day of prayer, fasting, and acts... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Nov. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis urges dialogue in face of ongoing jihadist violence in Burkina Faso

Pope Francis urged interreligious dialogue in Burkina Faso Wednesday as ongoing violence by jihadist groups has killed more than 750... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Superior Committee for achieving the objectives contained in the Document on Human Fraternity at the Vatican, Sept. 11, 2019.

Catholics, Muslims pray at Vatican for September 11 victims

Catholics and Muslims prayed in Vatican City Wednesday for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and of every act... Read more

Pope Francis delivers speech in Naples, Italy June 21, 2019.

In Naples, Pope Francis calls for theological dialogue with Islam, Judaism

In Naples Friday Pope Francis delivered a speech calling for theological dialogue with Islam and Judaism in pontifical universities as... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis appoints new head of Vatican’s interreligious dialogue

Pope Francis appointed Spanish Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot Saturday as president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.  Read more

Interreligious meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria May 6, 2019.

Pope Francis in Bulgaria: Peace is a gift and a task

At an interreligious meeting in Bulgaria Monday, Pope Francis told Orthodox, Muslim, and other religious leaders that peace is both... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Moroccan people on the esplanade of the Hassan Tower in Rabat, March 30, 2019.

Religious freedom is about human dignity, pope says in Morocco

During his first meeting in Rabat Saturday, Pope Francis underlined the importance of religious liberty and its connection to the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Feb. 6, 2019.

Pope says UAE trip was 'new page' in dialogue between Christians, Muslims

Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was a step forward... Read more

Pope Francis and Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar, sign a joint declaration on human fraternity during an interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Feb. 4, 2019.

Justice and peace are inseparable, Pope Francis says in UAE

In an interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi Monday, Pope Francis said that for peace to flourish among religions, there must... Read more

Pope Francis at the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Ireland.

Pope calls United Arab Emirates 'a land of coexistence' ahead of visit

Pope Francis expressed gratitude for his upcoming trip to the United Arab Emirates, noting it is an opportunity to promote... Read more

Thomas Monson, president of the Mormon Church, speaks at the group's April 2017 general conference. Monson died Jan. 2, 2018. Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

US bishops extend sympathy at death of Mormon Church president

Thomas Monson, president of the Mormon Church, died Tuesday at the age of 90, leading Catholic bishops to offer prayer... Read more

Pope Francis at a Dec. 1 meeting with interreligious leaders in Bangladesh.

Interfaith unity is more than tolerance – it needs trust, Pope says

In an encounter with interfaith leaders in Bangladesh, Pope Francis stressed the need to join together in promoting mutual respect... Read more

Pope Francis meets with religious leaders in Burma Nov. 28, 2017.

Pope stresses peace in unscheduled meeting with Burma's religious leaders

In an impromptu meeting on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis urged religious leaders in Burma to work toward peace, each according... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Korean Council of Religious Leaders at the Vatican Sept. 2, 2017.

Pope emphasizes peace-building in meeting with Korean religious leaders

In a meeting with religious leaders from Korea on Saturday, Pope Francis said the world is looking to them for... Read more