Tag: World Religion

Pope’s Protestant friend dies, but push for unity lives

The English surgeons who fought to save the life of a badly mangled motorcyclist on the morning of July 20 might have guessed he was someone unusual, since the hospital was receiving calls from Rome, from the pope himself, asking for updates. Read More: Pope’s Protestant friend dies, but push for unity lives – World […]

Why Pope Francis is ‘throwing down a gauntlet’ on environmental destruction

Having focused much of his papacy on issues like poverty and inequality, Pope Francis is now calling on the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to pay attention to another problem: environmental destruction. Read More: Why Pope Francis is ‘throwing down a gauntlet’ on environmental destruction | Public Radio International.

Pope Hosts Interfaith ‘Peace Gathering’ Featuring Christian, Jewish, Muslim Prayers

ROME – In an effort to encourage peace in the Middle East, Pope Francis hosted the leaders of the Israeli and Palestinian worlds at the Vatican on Sunday, presenting an ecumenical gathering that joined professing Christians and Catholics together with Muslims, Jews and Druze. Read More: Pope Hosts Interfaith ‘Peace Gathering’ Featuring Christian, Jewish, Muslim Prayers […]

Capital of interfaith dialogue

Florence may be best known for its masterpieces of art and Renaissance architecture, but according to its recently elected mayor, Dario Nardella, it now aims to become a world capital for interfaith dialogue as well. Read More: Renaissance masterpieces, check. Next mission: Capital of interfaith dialogue – Jewish World Features Israel News | Haaretz.

Candidly speaking: As Europe slides into a Dark Age, Jews must review their future

Recent developments signal that the prospect of Europe sliding into a new Dark Age is now a horrifying reality. It is as though all the elements negating the open society have been blended into a witches’ brew to undermine Europe’s liberal cultural ethos. Read More: Candidly speaking: As Europe slides into a Dark Age, Jews […]

Could Pope Francis Call for a New Nicene Council in 2025? Why It’s a Bad Idea

Since Pope Francis’ meeting with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew earlier in June, there have been whispers that a new Nicene Council might be in the works for 2025—the 1700th anniversary of the original council. Read More: Could Pope Francis Call for a New Nicene Council in 2025? Why It’s a Bad Idea.

Alan Dodd: Who Are the Real Racists?

Well, it’s the season to be racist. Coming up on national elections is the perfect time for the liberals to begin the racist accusations in order to try and influence voters not to vote for opposing candidates. Read More: Alan Dodd: Who Are the Real Racists? — The Patriot Post.

Pope to Muslims: People Have ‘Freedom to Choose the Religion One Judges to be True’

During his first official visit to the Middle East, Pope Francis repeatedly told Muslim audiences that religious freedom is “a fundamental human right” and that governments must allow people to choose their own faith. Read More: Pope to Muslims: People Have ‘Freedom to Choose the Religion One Judges to be True’ | CNS News.

Peres and Abbas to pray for peace at Vatican on June 8

President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.   In one of his boldest political gestures since his election in March, 2013, Pope Francis invited the two leaders to come to the […]

Papal visit leads to embrace between Christian, Jew and Muslim

Pope Francis, Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud collapsed in a heartfelt embraced before the Western Wall. As they hugged each other, they exclaimed, “We did it!”   The Rabbi, the Muslim leader and the Pope met each other in Buenos Aires. For years, the three have worked together to foster greater understanding […]