- Dec 11, 2019
Eight centuries ago, St. Francis of Assisi took a risk when he crossed the battlefield between Crusader and Muslim forces near Damietta, Egypt, desiring to meet Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil and preach his faith in Jesus Christ.
Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, head of the Vatican Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has said a new committee in the United Arab Emirates aimed at promoting interfaith tolerance is a concrete step in resisting the “clash of civilizations” and promoting peace.
One of Nigeria’s leading archbishops says it would be “futile” to try to Islamize or Christianize the religiously diverse country of over 200 million people.
An Irish bishop said he was “dismayed and shocked” by an act of vandalism at a mosque in the city of Galway.
Christians and Muslims prayed in the ruins of a church and a mosque in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, which was devastated by a five-month siege in 2017.
Here’s the irony of the present moment: One can assemble a powerful case that the Vatican under Pope Francis actually would stand a better chance of moving the needle with Iran than the U.S. if it wanted to mediate the current conflict.