- Feb 17, 2020
Nearly a dozen Sri Lankan Muslim politicians holding top government positions resigned their posts on Monday, saying they want to enable the government to investigate allegations against some of them on links to Islamic extremist militants.
Taking on the issue of religious prejudice, the National Muslim and Catholic Dialogue met for the third time at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary March 6-8.
Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Egyptian bishops, welcomed Donald Trump’s remarks to Muslim leaders, calling them “very, very frank,” especially in light of several recent bombings, beheadings and other attacks claimed by the so-called Islamic State on Egyptian Christians and churches.
A suicide bomber targeted the deputy leader of Pakistan’s Senate, killing 25 people and wounding dozens more. The deputy survived the attack for which the Islamic State took responsibility. The assassination attempt took place in an area with minority Shiite Muslims.
Catholic patriarchs in the Middle East spoke up against the violence and terror that has taken over the Middle East in their Easter messages. While calling the international community to aid and intervene in the region, the patriarchs reminded their faithful not to lose hope.
A Pew Research Center study found that between 2055 and 2060, approximately 36 percent of children will be born in Muslim families and 35 percent in Christian families. The study said that while there will still be more Christians in the world, they are generally older and dying at a faster rate than Muslims, particularly in Europe.