Pope Francis receives flowers from children during a welcoming ceremony with Iraqi President Barham Salih at the presidential palace in Baghdad on March 5, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
While churches and mosques have been built for centuries in close proximity to each other, the relationship between those who worship God inside these sacred houses of prayer has not always been as close.
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Joseph Hammond - Religion News Service
A suburban Texas church is helping a nearby mosque recover from the devastating snowstorms that hit last week.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSamya Kullab, Associated Press
The Vatican on Monday released the itinerary of Francis’ March 5-8 visit to Iraq, his first foreign trip since being grounded for 16 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Gerard O’Connell
The head of the Catholic Church and the head of Al-Azhar gave the world yet another powerful witness of their friendship and commitment to work together for peace among the nations.
Students from MDQ Academy Islamic School in Brentwood, N.Y., and St. Anthony’s High School in nearby Huntington, N.Y., listen to speakers at an interfaith event at the Catholic school on April 26, 2017. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Shannon Evans
Did Catholic voters consider the marginalized in this year’s election? Shannon K. Evans writes that personal encounters with those whose rights are threatened can make a difference.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Fitzgerald noted that Francis took inspiration for the encyclical not only from St. Francis of Assisi but also from the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb.