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Pope Francis dressed in white garments sits speaking to Sheikh Ahmad el-Tayeb dressed in black with a white hat
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis joined Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders on Friday in calling for the great religions to work together for peace.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The pope will meet with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, at the interreligious meeting “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence."
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
A violent assault on a famous author revives an ugly history: the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.
Mayor Tim Keller of Albuquerque, N.M., speaks at an interfaith memorial ceremony at the New Mexico Islamic Center Aug. 9, 2022. The ceremony was held to commemorate four murdered Muslim men came hours after police said they had arrested a prime suspect in the killings. (CNS photo/Andrew Hay, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews
Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News Service
During a Mass for peace, Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe decried the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico since last November.
Hundreds attend a funeral Mass in the the parish hall of St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Nigeria, June 17, 2022. The Mass was for at least 50 victims killed in a June 5 attack by gunmen during Mass at the church. (CNS photo/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Patrick EgwuEkpali Saint
The killing of Deborah Yakubu for alleged blasphemy and the reaction to it offer a stark depiction of the volatile divisions between Nigeria’s Muslim and Christian communities.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jordan Denari Duffner
As a doctoral student in theology studying Islam and Christianity, I have come across portrayals of Adam that are quite different from the one many Catholics know.