- Sep 18, 2020
Pope Francis continues to draw attention to the meeting of St. Francis and Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil in 1219 near Damietta, a port on the Nile River near where it flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
It remains to be seen what a Vatican-sponsored interfaith conference this week on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals may produce, but at least three conclusions can be drawn even before the meeting begins.
That many religions exist in the world is a fact, but what that plurality communicates to believers about God is a question that theologians are still discussing.
Religious leaders who took part in an interfaith summit with Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates say they were impressed, but want to see concrete applications.
Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent U.S. rabbis and Christian evangelicals, who are seeking stronger recognition of Israel through closer ties with Muslim figures and Arab leaders.
Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, opening the first-ever papal outing to the Arabian Peninsula with a trip hailed as a unique opportunity to offer a sign of fraternity and tolerance.