- Jan 25, 2021
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.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was a step forward in Catholic-Muslim dialogue and promoting peace among religions.
Speaking of the sexual abuse of nuns by priests, Pope Francis said on Tuesday: “Do we need to do more? Yes. Is there the will to do more? Yes. But it’s a path that takes time.”
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 on Tuesday praised the 130,000 Catholics in the United Arab Emirates hailing from 100 different countries as a “choir composed of numerous nations, languages and rites.”