- Feb 27, 2021
As Pope Francis continues his efforts to encourage and personally engage in interreligious dialogue, his planned March trip to Iraq will be an opportunity to extend a hand to the Shiite Muslim community.
A Jordan native and expert on Islamic affairs has said the changing faith dynamics of the Middle East has provided an opportunity to reflect on the underlying causes.
If Pope Francis’s awaited trip to Iraq in March goes through as planned, he will likely meet the country’s top spiritual leader for Shiite Muslims, marking a significant step in his pursuit of interfaith dialogue.
An Indian cardinal has set up a commission to look into interfaith marriage as the issue has become a political flashpoint in the country.
Thousands of Muslims in Pakistan poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Muhammad, the founder of Islam, continues to roil the Muslim world.
As Muslims for the first time 86 years chant prayers from Istanbul’s famed Hagia Sophia Friday morning, Orthodox Christians worldwide will recite an ancient hymn in lamentation of what they see as a major blow to interreligious coexistence.