Interreligious Dialogue

Pope Francis shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, in Cairo, April 28 (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 28, 2017
The pope emphasized that Egypt, because of its history and geographical position, “occupies a unique role in the Middle East.
Politics & Society
Gerard O'ConnellApril 28, 2017
“What is needed are peacemakers, not fomenters of conflict; firefighters not arsonists; preachers of reconciliation and not instigators of destruction.”
A man rides a bicycle past a billboard with an image of Pope Francis April 26 ahead of the pontiff's April 28-29 visit to Cairo. (CNS photo/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 26, 2017
“Peace be with you” was the message of the Risen Jesus to his disciples on the first Easter, and it is the message Francis will bring to the Muslim and Christian communities in this land.
Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl speaks during an April 20 forum to release the findings of a study on responses to Christian persecution. The event was at the National Press Club in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Politics & Society News
"This is not a Christian crisis of concern only to Christians," Cardinal Wuerl said. "This is a human crisis."
Pope Francis greets Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting in 2016 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 21, 2017
Pope Francis will be in Egypt for two days beginning on April 28.
The silver dome of Our Lady of the Spasm Armenian Catholic Church and the golden Dome of the Rock rise over the Old City of Jerusalem. (iStock/rrodrickbeiler)
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeApril 20, 2017
In Europe the Christian population is dying faster than it is being replaced. In North America, the number of Christian deaths will begin to exceed the number of births to Christian parents by around 2050.