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Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 28, 2023.

Pope Francis condemns Quran burning in interview with UAE newspaper

Jul 3, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The United Arab Emirates newspaper said it was Pope Francis’ first interview granted to an Arabic news outlet. Read more

Young people from around the world held hands in St. Peter's Square during the #NotAlone human fraternity event June 10, 2023.

UN Security Council discusses Pope Francis and imam’s human fraternity proposal

Jun 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The secretary-general told the council June 14 to look to the human fraternity declaration signed by the pope and grand... Read more

Young people from around the world held hands in St. Peter's Square during the #NotAlone human fraternity event June 10, 2023.

Pope Francis: Treat others with dignity, not as objects

Jun 10, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis sent a message to the #NotAlone event, which centered on the signing of a document on human fraternity... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sept. 15, 2022.

Kazakhstan interreligious congress adopts declaration calling religious pluralism ‘God’s will’

Sep 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The congress Pope Francis participated in this week adopted a declaration calling religious pluralism an expression “of the wisdom of... Read more

Pope Francis releases a dove after praying for the victims of war in Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Respond to conflict with human fraternity

Feb 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

U.S. President Joe Biden also issued a message marking the International Day of Human Fraternity. Read more

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019

Vatican statement on Ramadan: 'Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope'

Apr 16, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his International Day of Human Fraternity message Feb. 4, 2021. Screengrab from Vatican YouTube channel.

Pope Francis calls human fraternity the ‘challenge of our century’

Feb 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Human fraternity is “the challenge of our century,” Pope Francis said on Thursday, as he marked the first International Day... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 2, 2019.

Pope Francis to sign a new encyclical on human fraternity on Oct. 3

Sep 5, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis will sign the third encyclical of his pontificate in Assisi on Oct. 3.  Read more