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Pope Francis and Sheik Ahmad Al-Tayeb at the international peace conference in Al-Azhar University

Pope Francis and Sheik Al-Tayeb at the International Peace Conference in Al-Azhar University on Friday

Pope at Al-Azhar; religious leaders must 'unmask' violence and hatred

28/04/2017 16:00

Addressing an International Peace Conference at Al-Azhar in the Egyptian capital, Pope Francis says religious leaders must denounce violations of human rights and expose attempts to justify violence and hatred in the name of God.

Pope Francis with Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb

Pope Francis with Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar during a visit to the Vatican in May 2016

Hopes for Pope's visit to Egypt's al-Azhar University

27/04/2017 12:53

Professor Gabriel Said Reynolds of Notre Dame University was a member of the Catholic delegation for the talks at al-Azhar in February. He looks at the impact of the Pope's visit to Cairo at a time of internal Islamic tensions and anxiety within Egypt's Christian communty.

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew outside Jerusalem's Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in May 2014. The Orthodox leader is due to travel to Cairo during the April 28th-29th papal visit

Patriarch Bartholomew expected to join Pope Francis in Cairo

19/04/2017 18:09

Former nuncio to Egypt, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald looks ahead to Pope Francis' visit to Cairo, where he will be joined by the spiritual leader of the Orthodox world, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, for an international peace conference at al-Azhar university

Pope Francis with St Peter's Cricket Club

Pope Francis with St Peter's Cricket Club, ahead of the Vatican XI's first Light of Faith tour to the UK in 2014

Vatican Cricket Club to visit Portugal for Fatima anniversary

12/04/2017 15:44

St. Peter’s Cricket Club, also known as the Vatican XI, travels to Fatima after Easter for an interfaith tournament that includes Muslim, Hindu and Jewish teams from Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad al-Tayyeb

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad al-Tayyeb meet at the Vatican in May 2016

Pope's visit to Cairo can have powerful impact on interfaith relations

10/04/2017 15:54

The co-chair of Britain's Christian Muslim Forum says Pope Francis’ forthcoming  visit to Cairo can be “a very powerful effort in reaching out” to Muslim leaders there.

Pope Francis greeting Jain Nuns in St Peter’s Square, Rome, Oct. 28, 2015.

Pope Francis greeting Jain Nuns in St Peter’s Square, Rome, Oct. 28, 2015.

Vatican's message to Jains on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti ‎

29/03/2017 16:34

The Vatican has sent a message to Jains on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, urging their collaboration to "foster non-violence in families to nurture peace in society.” 

 

Pope Francis with a delegation from Iraq's Supervisory Boards and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Pope Francis with a delegation from Iraq's Supervisory Boards and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Pope to interreligious Iraqi group: ‘Abraham our common father’

29/03/2017 13:28

Pope Francis on Wednesday greeted the members of a delegation from the Iraqi Supervisory Boards and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, calling their visit and dialogue "a true, fraternal richness, and is, therefore, a path towards peace"

Pope Francis appealed for prayers for the Iraqi people and for cooperation with civil protection forces in western Mosul during his Audience

Pope Francis appealed for prayers for the Iraqi people and for cooperation with civil protection forces in western Mosul during his weekly General Audience

Pope Francis renews appeal for prayers for Iraqi people

29/03/2017 11:05

Pope Francis has asked for prayers for the people of Iraq, also appealing for all in Mosul to “engage fully with the civil protection forces, as an imperative and urgent obligation.”