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Pope Francis prays the Angelus on June 21, 2020.

Pope Francis calls for justice and dialogue in Belarus 

Pope Francis offered a prayer for Belarus Sunday asking for respect for justice and dialogue following a week of violent... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 31, 2017.

On New Year's Eve, Pope Francis calls listening an act of love

It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs, and to... Read more

Pope Francis opens the Synod of Bishops on youth Oct. 3, 2018.

Pope invites bishops to be open to new opinions during synod

Pope Francis Wednesday told those bishops and auditors who will be giving short speeches – called “interventions” – at the... Read more

Michael Warsaw at a Communication Seminar in Rome, Italy, April 17-19, 2018.

Catholic communicators urge greater respect in public discourse

This week, Catholic communicators gathered in Rome to discuss the need for more respectful dialogue in the public sphere, saying... Read more

Dialogue must serve truth, Catholic leader says in response to women's conference

A women’s conference in Rome this week called for changes in Church teaching that organizers say would promote equality, but... Read more

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Fr. James Martin's LGBT book: Where it's strong, where it falls short

There’s been a lot of chatter about Fr. James Martin’s new book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and... Read more

Want to engage secular culture? An Irish bishop provides a guide.

Neither the narrow narrative against religion nor the real failings of the Church should define the role of Catholics in... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Pope Francis: don't interrupt others – it won't end well

Dialogue is a key element of mercy, Pope Francis said Saturday, explaining that when we interrupt others in order to... Read more

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Filipino bishops: Moral disagreement is no excuse for hatred, violence

Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in... Read more

In interfaith move, Pope Francis will visit Rome’s synagogue in January

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will soon become the third-ever Roman Pontiff to visit the Great Synagogue in... Read more


What 50 years of talks between Catholics and Lutherans looks like

Catholic and Lutheran bishops have signed a declaration that they hope solidifies areas of “consensus” on matters of faith while... Read more

Refugees who have fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa, in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

Enough talk about talking – Iraqi priest calls for action on ISIS

An Iraqi priest currently living in Rome said that those living the nightmare of ISIS are tired of hearing talk... Read more

Pope Francis addresses interreligious faith leaders in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.

Pope: Dialogue between religions key in countering violence

Pope Francis on Jan. 24 stressed the need for dialogue between different faiths, saying that it is essential in preventing... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to religious communities at the Training Center 'School of Love' in Kkottongnaeon, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2014.

Christian unity demands encounter – not theory, says Pope

More than “theoretical discussions,” what unites Christians is encounter, and a willingness to “challenge one another,” said Pope Francis as... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at St. Stanislaus parish in Rome on May 4, 2014.

Even an insult is killing your brother, Pope Francis says

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on true brotherly love, explaining that if we really want to love one... Read more

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (center) participates in Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013.

Ukrainian Church an example of 'synodality' for Pope

The head of the Ukrainian Church revealed that in a recent private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff praised the structure... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience Sept. 25

Pope to atheist: all people can receive grace, seek the Good

Emphasizing that grace is available to all people, Pope Francis stressed dialogue and encounter rather than proselytism and underscored the... Read more

Pope Francis greets children as they arrive in Vatican City aboard a train during the Journey of Beauty event June 23, 2013.

Dialogue essential to Christianity, Pope tells non-believing journalist

In a letter to a prominent non-believing Italian journalist, Pope Francis called dialogue a “profound and indispensable expression” of the... Read more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on Syria at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on August 30, 2013 (State Department photo).

US weighs military action in Syria as bishops call for dialogue

Top U.S. officials say they are still considering a “narrow” military response to the reported use of chemical weapons in... Read more

From left to right: Cardinal Angelo Scola, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Bader, Sayyid Jawad al-Khoei. June 17, 2013. OASIS Conference in Milan, Italy.

Catholic and Muslim leaders meet for dialogue on secularism

The members of a foundation seeking to improve Christian and Muslim relations met in Milan this week to discuss the... Read more