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-NEW- INTERVIEW: Make Friends With Other Religions: Pope Francis Gives Witness


4 Jul 2017

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-NEW- Muslim leaders begin European tour to protest against terror


8 Jul 2017

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-NEW- Egypt: Continuation of Dialogue Between Vatican and Al-Azhar, Authority of Sunnite Islam


4 Jul 2017

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‘To Coordinate Is Not to Let the Other Do It. A Culture of Dialogue Must Be Promoted’


30 Jun 2017

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Eid al-Fitr around the world – in pictures


25 Jun 2017

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Eid-al-Fitr in Australia


25 Jun 2017

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World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal


16 Jun 2017

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Bali FC players celebrate their diverse religions


8 Jun 2017

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Pope’s Address to Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue


9 Jun 2017

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Ramadan begins in Australia


27 May 2017

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UNAOC High Representative’s Remarks at the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions


22 May 2017

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Regina Coeli Address: On the Coming of the Holy Spirit


21 May 2017

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Pope’s Homily at Canonization Mass for Jacinta & Francisco Marto in Fatima


13 May 2017

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Walking Together. Christians on the Road to Unity


9 May 2017

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The hidden upsides of revenge


3 Apr 2017

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Transforming higher education’s creative capacity

 

14 Apr 2017

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The army that conquered the world


12 Apr 2017

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Easter Around the World


Posted 14 Apr 2017

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First day of Passover in Australia

11 Apr 2017

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The obscure religion that shaped the West


6 Apr 2017

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The world's first Christian country?


6 Apr 2017

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Jesus's tomb unveiled after $4m restoration


21.03.2017

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Young girl steals Pope Francis's skullcap


23.03.2017

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“And now let us begin this journey”


15.03.2017

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Pope on How to Resolve Problems: Dialogue (Full Address to Telefono Amico Italia)


13.03.2017

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The witch doctors of northern Peru


17.02.2017

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Pope on Jewish Relations: ‘Our Dialogue Is Well-Established and Effective’


23.02.2017

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Ivanka Trump tweets plea for religious tolerance


21.02.2017

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GENERAL AUDIENCE: On Mercy


13.01.2017

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Social Coexistence Is Accomplished with Dialogue, Says Pope Francis


17.02.2017

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Al-Nasser Remarks at the Interfaith Harmony Week Event: “Embracing the Other”


8.02.2017

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Pope’s Morning Homily: Don’t Dialogue With Devil


10.02.2017

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Angelus Address: On Being Salt of the Earth and Light of the World


5.02.2017

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How Red Sea COULD have parted for Moses - Scientists' shocking discovery over Bible story


28.01.2017

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Australian Council for Christians and Jews ~ Multi-Faith Israel Encounter


24.01.2017

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Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue on Meeting With Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of World Council of Churches


31 Jan 2017

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Joint Message of Presidents of CCEE and CEC on Occasion of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017


18.01.2017

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FROM GDF FOUNDER: GDF UNITY IN DIVERSITY - CREATING GLOBAL INCLUSIVE SOCIETY & CULTURE OF PEACE


15.01.2017

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Orthodox New Year in Australia


14 Jan 2017

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END OF DAYS PROPHECY: Fears for terrifying 2017 event after Virgin Mary painting cries


5 Jan 2017

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Pope Francis congratulates Orthodox believers on Christmas


6 Jan 2017

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Orthodox Christmas Day in Australia


Posted 4 Jan 2017

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Statement by the President on the Celebration of Orthodox Christmas


6 Jan 2017

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Orthodox Christmas


6 Jan 2017

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Wondering What It Looks Like to Be a Married Saint? Domestic Church Movement Is Providing a Model


30 Dec 2016

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General Audience: On the Coming of Hope Into the World


21 Dec 2016

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Santa Claus busy preparing for Christmas at Lapland home in Finland


17 Dec 2016

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Pope?s Morning Homily: Pastors Should Accept the 1st Step, Let God Do the Rest


15 Dec 2016

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If we made contact with aliens, how would religions react?


16 Dec 2016

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Samadhi


Posted 20 Dec 2016

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Christ?s 3 Visits: Our Guest Is Here and Is Coming


27 Nov 2016

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Pope Francis Echoes JPII?s Words to Indigenous Australians: ?Never Lose Your Traditions? 


25 Nov 2016

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UN International Tolerance Day celebrated by the Unity in Diversity Citizen's Assembly in India


Posted 26 Nov 2016

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Religious Leaders issue a final communique at the end of the Summit of Religious Leaders for Peace in the Middle East


16 Nov 2016

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Press Statement on the Summit of Religious Leaders for Peace in the Middle East ? Spain

17 Nov 2016

 


 

GDF UNITY IN DIVERSITY - CREATING GLOBAL INCLUSIVE SOCIETY & CULTURE OF PEACE


7 Nov 2016

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Pope Explains What Christian Unity Is Not

10 Nov 2016

 


 

Pope at General Audience: ?Mercy of God Works Wonders?

9 Nov 2016

 


 

Al-Nasser addresses a conference on Religious Freedom or Belief in Rome

 

8 Nov 2016

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Pope?s Address to Interreligious Gathering

3 Nov 2016

 


 

Bitola to Host International Conference of Religious and Inter­-civilization Dialogue

1 Nov 2016

 


 

Diwali - The Festival of Lights


Posted 31 Oct 2016

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Religious Leaders of South Sudan Meet With Pope


27 Oct 2016

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Muslim girls in Mumbai get a kick out of football


19 Aug 2016

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Holy See?s Note on 1st Anniversary of Adoption of Sustainable Development Goals


19 Oct 2016

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ZENIT


Posted 17 Oct 2016

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Virgin Mary 'appears' to crowd of thousands: Incredible photo of mystery being emerges


8 Jan 2016

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Holy See to UN: Migration Forces Change, But Change Can Mean Growth
7 Oct 2016
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Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury push for closer ties


6 Oct 2016

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INTERVIEW: Reconciliation Between Catholics, Orthodox Now Closer, Says Archbishop Forte


29 Sept 2016

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Pope Francis visit to Azerbaijan underscores the Caspian nation's special place in the world
6 Oct 2016
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RUSSIAN TV is showing NIBIRU PLANET-X! RUS Doesn't hide it - Please Share (2016)


Posted 2 Oct 2016

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FATIMA PERSPECTIVES


Posted 2 OCT 2016

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Nibiru, Planet X, Nemesis, The Destroyer, Wormwood, Hercolubus, Comet Typhon
Cardinal Parolin to UN: Without Peace, Integral Human Development Is Impossible

23 Sep 2016

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In Address to Catechists, Pope Points Out 1st Lesson of Faith

25 Sep 2016

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President of Democratic Republic of the Congo Visits Pope

26 Sep 2016

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Pope and world religious leaders vow to oppose terror in God's name

20 Sep 2016

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?To Kill in the Name of God Is Satanic,? Says Pope

14 Sep 2016

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US Bishops, Iranian Religious Leaders Call for Culture of Tolerance, Dialogue

25 Aug 2016

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Eid Al-Adha 2016

Saudi Arabia: Eid al-Adha 2016 begins September 12

2 Sep 2016

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Mother Teresa declared a saint before huge crowds in the Vatican

4 Sep 2016

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Mother Teresa officially becomes a saint at canonisation ceremony in Vatican City

4 Sep 2016

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Mother Teresa canonization LIVE: Pope Francis declares Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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Memories and Images: A Look at Moments With Mother Teresa of Calcutta

29 Aug 2016

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Pope Francis to canonise Mother Teresa during Vatican mass on September 4

28 Aug 2016

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MOTHER TERESA MEMORIAL HOUSE SKOPJE MACEDONIA

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Exploring Macedonia - Read more

28 Aug 2016

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Macedonia for 91 days

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FEATURE: Sr. Prema: ?Mother Teresa Was Icon of Unity?


2 Sep 2016

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Vatican?s Interreligious Dialogue Council Says Al-Azhar Meeting Was Fruitful

14 Jul 2016

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BREAKING NEWS: Finalists for Business & Interfaith Peace Awards Announced in Rio

13 Jul 2016

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President Ivanov congratulates Ramadan Bayram

5 Jul 2016

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Eid Al-Fitr

Posted 5 Jul 2016

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What is Eid Al-Fitr 2016 and when does Ramadan end? All you need to know about the Muslim holiday

4 Jul 2016

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Ramadan begins

Posted 5 Jun 2016

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Ramadan begins in Australia

Posted 5 Jun 2016

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Vesak Day 2016: Top ten quotes from Buddha to mark the festival

21 May 2016

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GDF signs MoU with UN Alliance of Civilizations - towards the nucleus of a planetary citizens assembly

7 May 2016

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Russian Patriarch Kirill Proclaims 'Holy War'

7 May 2016

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Pope: Europe Needs Capacity to Integrate, Dialogue, Generate

6 May 2016

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Respect for different faiths ?bedrock? and ?prerequisite? of world peace, UN General Assembly told

6 May 2016

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Al-Nasser Remarks at the High-Level Meeting on Religions for Peace

6 May 2016

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The 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Baku, Azerbaijan

29 April 2016

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Al-Nasser Closing Remarks at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku

29 April 2016

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Al-Nasser Remarks on the Baku Process at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum

29 April 2016

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Al-Nasser Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Event of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum

26 April 2016

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Endorsement of the Baku Declaration at the Ministerial High Level Meeting of the Group of Friends at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum

26 April 2016

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During Youth Event of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum young leaders will shape Narratives of Tomorrow for Inclusive Societies

24 April 2016

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BAKU: UN Global Forum ends with renewed commitment to create inclusive societies

27 April 2016

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BAKU: German community integration project wins UN intercultural innovation award

26 April 2016

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BAKU: violent extremism 'affront' to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

26 April 2016

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BAKU: UN officials call on business leaders to help build inclusive societies

25 April 2016

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Orthodox Good Friday in Australia

29 April 2016

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Orthodox Easter Day

Posted 22 April 2016

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Orthodox Easter in Australia

Posted 22 April 2016

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First day of Passover

Posted 22 April 2016

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The BMW Group and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Announce Finalists for the Intercultural Innovation Award

30 March 2016

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Unity in Diversity-World Civil Society India Launch

Presentation by UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser (Delivered by Dr. Hanifa Mezoui)
15 March 2016

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Unity in Diversity Peace Garden Inauguration, India

Presentation by Dr. Hanifa Mezoui, Senior Advisor Humanitarian Affairs & Civil Society, UNAOC
16 March 2016

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Unity in Diversity-World Civil Society Launch India, Pre-Event Session

14 Mar,

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Unity in Diversity initiative to be launched (The Hindu)

15 Mar,

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"Mumbai is a civilization based on democracy, peace, understanding and tolerance"

14 Mar, Interview by DNA India with Dr. Hanifa Mezoui

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Unity in Diversity-World Civil Society, India Launch

12 March 2015Visit website

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The queen urges inclusivity in Commonwealth speech

4 March 2016

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Citizens in India working with the United Nations to build intercultural, inter-religious, inclusive & sustainable societies

12 March 2016 - GDF press release

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GENERAL AUDIENCE: On Mercy

13 January 2016

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Pope?s Address to Business People

29 February 2016

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Ecumenism and Interreligious dialogue - Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Leader Will Meet to Utter ?Mutual Cry for Peace?

11 February 2016

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Immigration and the Pope?s Visit to Mexico

11 February 2016

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Macedonian President in Rome: We Have to Create Cohabitation in Order to Have World Peace -

27 January 2016

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Orthodox Christians celebrate holiday- Baptism of Christ -19 Jan 2016


19 January 2016

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Orthodox New Year in Australia

 

13 January 2016

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FORUM: The Face of Mercy in Calcutta?s Gutters: Mother Teresa to Be Proclaimed a Saint

 

18 December 2015

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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to Be Made Canonized Saint

 

18 December 2015

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Mother Teresa to Be Sainted After 2nd Miracle Declared: Vatican

 

18 December 2015

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First Day of Hanukkah in Australia

 

6 December 2015

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UNAOC Kicks Off the First of a Series of Symposia on the Hate Speech Initiative

 

2 December 2015

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Pope in Africa says dialogue vital to avert violence in God's name

 

26 November 2015

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Security council unanimously calls on UN members to fight Isis

 

21 November 2015

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God's Design Written in Nature, Says Pope

 

20 November 2015

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Vatican with a high respect for the Macedonian tradition

 

1st November 2015

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GDF FOUNDER MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

 

25-10-2015

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Transcript: Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave to the United Nations


25th September 2015

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Dialogue Between Peoples in the Name of Paul VI
8 Oct 2015


At General Audience, Pope Gives Thanks for Significant Advances in Relations With Jews, Muslims

 

28-Oct-2015

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Pope Francis brings message of hope to America's immigrants in Philadelphia
26 Sep 2015

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FULL SPEECH: Pope Francis and President Obama Deliver Remarks at White House WH Ceremony

 

23 Sep 2015

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Pope Francis, in Congress, Pleads for Unity on World?s Woes

24 Sep 2015

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Hajj stampede: Iran's Rouhani calls for investigation at UN

27 Sep 2015

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Muslims Worldwide to Mark Start of Ramadan Thursday

No more war, Pope tells Bosnia crowd

7 June 2015
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Pope's address to Interreligious and Ecumenical Gathering in Sarajevo

 

6 June 2015
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June Celebrated as Immigrant Heritage Month in US

1st June 2015

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GDF Presentation: Dialogue as Global Trust Building Shaping Common Global Agenda, 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, Baku 17-18 May 2015

Posted 21 May 2015
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Muslim and Christian leaders join in promoting peace in Pakistan

 

4 May 2015

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Israel must eliminate racism - PM Netanyahu

4 May 2015

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Turkish premier slams European xenophobia

4 May 2015

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Statement from Interreligious Dialogue Council on Dialogue with Muslims 

 

22 April 2015

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Warning of 'empathy gap,' Ban urges faith leaders to speak up against injustice and brutality 

 

22 April 2015

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Orthodox Easter in Australia

 

Posted 10 Apr

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Celebrate Easter Sunday

 

Posted 2 Apr

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First-ever photo said to capture light acting as both particle and wave 

 

2 March 2015

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Pope receives President of Azerbaijan 

 

6 March 2015

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Today's message is: Forgive! 

 

22 February 2015

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Marking World Interfaith Weeks, top UN officials hope for collaboration on sustainable development 

 

6 February 2015

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Visit My Mosque Day: Muslims open doors with tea and cakes for the unbelievers

3 February 2015

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King Abdullah II Praises Pope's Stance on Respect for Religions

26 January 2015

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'Education: The Most Effective Antidote to Violence' 

26 January 2015

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Pope's Address to the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches

30 January 2015

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Chiara Lubich: A Life Dedicated to Peace and Dialogue

28 January

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The Geoglyph symbols are the same as the Rosetta Stone

January 23, 2015

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Mystical sign gives Macedonians broaden insights about their past

 

Today is Twelfth Day- Epiphany and Orthodox Christians are Celebrating it

January 19, 2015

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Post-Conflict Macedonia - Inclusive Society Model - Update 16-1-2015 (First published 2012)

Jan 15

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Filipinos, Their Faith Strong but Shifting, Hail Pope

Jan 15

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Orthodox New Year 2015: How Christian communities around the world celebrate 'Old New Year'

January 13, 2015

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Charlie Hebdo: As millions protest Paris attacks, world leaders walk arm-in-arm

PARIS, Jan 12

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French Imams Join Vatican Official in Condemning Paris Attack  

 

8 January 2015

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Orthodox Christmas Day in Australia
 

Jan 7

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Christmas Eve and Christmas ? holidays for the family Christmas in Macedonia

6 January 2015

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Turkey gives go-ahead for first new church in century
 

Jan 3

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Israeli Prime Minister Sends Christmas Message to Christians
 

Rome, December 26, 2014

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MESSAGE TO THE WORLD
 

FROM GDF FOUNDER 1992/1992 - 2013/2014

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"...This is the path of peace: dialogue. ..." - His Holiness Pope Francis.
Catholic, Muslim Leaders Join Together to Promote Peace
 

December 05, 2014

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Pope Francis played key role in U.S.- Cuba deal
 

December 17, 2014

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Putin in India: Key Deals on Oil, Gas and Atomic Energy Signed Between India and Russia
 

11 Dec 

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Belgrade-Budapest railway-related agreements signed in the presence
of prime ministers of China, Serbia, Hungary and Macedonia.
 

DECEMBER 17, 2014

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In Turkey, Pope Francis Advocates Dialogue in Battling ?Fanaticism?
 

28 Nov - ISTANBUL

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Pope's Address to Turkish Authorities
 

Vatican City, November 28, 2014

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Pope Francis prays alongside Grand Mufti in Istanbul?s Blue Mosque
 

Saturday 29 November 2014

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Pope Francis Bows, Asks For Blessing From Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
In Extraordinary Display Of Christian Unity
 

30 Nov 2014

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Dialogue and Interfaith Relations  

 

9 November 2014

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Holy See Statement at 69th UN General Assembly on the Eradication of Poverty  

 

4 November 2014

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Holy See at the UN: Eradication of hunger is a moral imperative  

 

7 November 2014

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Message of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue for the Hindu Feast of Diwali  

 

20 October 2014

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Diwali/Deepavali in India

 

Diwali celebrations may last for up to five days....

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Eid al-Adha 2014: History and Facts about the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice  

 

3 October 2014

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Vatican official signs on to Interreligious Declaration on Syria Crisis  

 

26 September 2014

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Francis says Albania is proof it's possible to coexist 

 

24 September 2014

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Papal message to UN: Keep human dignity forefront in deliberations 

 

25 September 2014

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India's leader calls for genuine global partnership for peace and prosperity at UN Assembly 

 

27 September 2014

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Pope to Emphasize Dialogue With Islam During Albania Trip 

 

15 September 2014

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'To Kill in the Name of God is a Great Sacrilege! To Discriminate in the Name of God is Inhuman'

 

Rome, September 21, 2014

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Pope Encourages 'Dialogue of Life' With Muslims in Africa 

 

8 September 2014

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Pope Meets Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, Jordanian Royal 

 

4 September 2014

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Pope Welcomes Soccer Players Taking Part in Interreligious Match for Peace 

 

1 September 2014

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Athletes Call Interreligious Soccer Match a 'Beautiful' Experience 

 

3 September 2014

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Transcript of Pope Francis' Video Message to Interreligious Match for Peace 

 

2 September 2014

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Sixth Global Forum on UN WEB TV

 

CLOSING REMARKS BY H. E. MR. NASSIR ABDULAZIZ AL-NASSER THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS BEFORE THE MINISTERIAL SEGMENT OF SIXTH UNAOC GLOBAL FORUM

 

30 Aug 2014

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UN officials hail role of cultural, religious dialogue in advancing peace, development

29 August 2014

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Unity in Diversity - Workshop UN DPI/ NGO Conference, UN New York

 

28 Aug 2014 - Read More (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)

 


 
The UNAOC Sixth Global Forum in Bali: Unity in Diversity, Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values

 

21 August 2014

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US Bishops Reaffirm Commitment to Dialogue With Muslims 

 

21 Aug 2014

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Pope Francis Holds Mass to Huge Crowd in Seoul for Korean Catholic Martyrs 

 

15 Aug 2014

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Unity in Diversity World Civil Society - Establishing Initiative Bodies, Message From Founder

 

6 August 2014 


 

 



Denver Prelate to Host Interreligious Prayer for Peace Event

 

Denver, Colorado, August 08, 2014

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About Ramazan

 

28 Jul 2014

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Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

 

28 Jul 2014

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Message of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue for End of Ramadan

 

Vatican City, July 18, 2014

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Pope Francis: Dialogue is the Only Path for Peace

 

29 June 2014

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Pope Discusses Current Social Crises and Challenges in New Interview

 

30 June 2014

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Inauguration - Unity in Diversity Peace Garden Nashville, TN, USA

 

7 July 2014

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Pope Francis' Address to Delegation from the Patriarchate of Constantinople

 

Vatican City, June 29, 2014

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Officials From Interreligious Dialogue Council Visiting Indonesia

 

24 June 2014

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US Bishops, Iranian Religious Leaders Make Joint Declaration on Life, Dignity

 

Washington, D.C., June 18

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Invocations of Peace By Pope, Presidents of Israel and Palestine

 

The Point of the Pope's Visit From an Israeli Perspective 

 

30 May 2014

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Papal visit leads to embrace between Christian, Jew and Muslim at Wailing Wall (Video) 

 

26 May 2014

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King Abdullah II's Welcoming Remarks 

 

24 May 2014

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Pope Francis' Address to Jordanian Civil and Political Leaders 

 

24 May 2014

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Israeli Ambassador: Pope's Trip Will Promote Understanding Between Monotheisic Religions 

 

16 May 2014

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Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue To Turn 50 

 

15 May 2014

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Collaborative Effort Begins Between Vatican's Interreligious Council and Diyanet 

 

8 May 2014

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Obama's Statement in Canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II 

 

30 April 2014

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Vatican Invites Buddhists to Walk Together in 'Fostering Fraternity' 

 

24 April 2014

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Interreligious Dialogue a Central Theme of Albanian Prime Minister's Visit With Pope 

 

24 April 2014

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Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints in canonisation at Vatican

 

28 April 2014

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Holy Week Around The World: How Christians Commemorate The Last Week Of Lent Before Easter Sunday 

 

16 April 2014

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Message of Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al Nasser the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations on the Occasion of Easter and Passover 

 

17 April 2014

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Franciscan Custos on Jerusalem Easter celebrations, Good Friday Collection 

 

17 April 2014

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Easter Week - in pictures 

 

16 April 2014

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Fortune Magazine Names Pope "Greatest World Leader"

New York, March 20, 2014

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Delegation That Visits Pope: We Are Showing Religions Can Co-exist

 

Rome, February 28, 2014

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Pope Meets with Interfaith Group From Argentina

 

Vatican City, February 28, 2014

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San'Egidio Community Hosts Conference Calling for a Diplomacy-Religions Alliance

 

Rome, February 27, 2014

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Pope Meets with American Jewish Institute 

 

February 13, 2014

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

 

1 February 2014

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Message of the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations on the occasion of Prophet Mohammad's Birthday (Mawlid Al Naby) 

 

January 17, 2014

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Pope Encourages Catholic-Orthodox Cultural Collaboration Group 

 

January 13, 2014

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Orthodox New Year
 

 

Orthodox Christians prepare to celebrate Christmas

 

6 January 2013

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Pope's Christmas Greetings 

 

December 26, 2013

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Iranian Ambassador to the Holy See Hopes For Peace Through Dialogue (Part 1) 

 

December 23, 2013

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Vatican: Intercultural Dialogue in Education is a Key to Peace 

 

December 20, 2013

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Photos: Amazing Christmas Celebrations All Around The World

 

December 17, 2013

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Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year; Vatican is not surprised 

 

London, December 11, 2013

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Archbishop Parolin: We Must Show Peace Is Possible, Not a Utopia 

 

Vatican City, December 13, 2013

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King Abdullah II Receives Vatican Representative 

 

Amman, December 3, 2013

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Pope Says Diversity Is Key to Peaceful Coexistance 

 

Vatican City, November 28, 2013

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Pope's Address to Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue 

 

Vatican City, November 19, 2013

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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran's Address at KAICIID Global Forum 

 

Vienna, November 19, 2013

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Benedict XVI Made 'Decisive Contribution' to Interreligious Dialogue

 

Vatican City, November 12, 2013

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Message of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to Hindus For the Feast of Deepavali

 

October 28, 2013

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Justice must be integral to future sustainable development agenda - UN expert

 

October 28, 2013

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... the Church is aware of the importance of dialogue with the cultures present in the European continent

 

October 21, 2013

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Cyprus: UN expert praises Muslim, Greek Orthodox 'breakthrough' in religious contact

 

October 22, 2013

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Joint Statement of the 22nd International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting

 

October 18, 2013

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Sacrifice Feast Eve in Turkey
 

   

Getting Results With Interreligious Dialogue

 

October 8, 2013

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-The Consequences of Interfaith Marriage

 

October 11, 2013

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Pop Francis: 'There Can Be No Religious Justification for Violence'

 

September 30, 2013

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Holy See Statement on United Nations' 1st International Day of Charity 

 

September 5, 2013

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Vatican's Ecumenism, Interreligious Councils Welcome Participants in Day of Prayer

 

September 5, 2013 - The Vatican councils charged with relations with non-Catholic Christians...

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Private companies must boost efforts to implement sustainable policies - UN report

 

September 5, 2013 - While private companies have made progress in recent years in...

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Pope Meets King and Queen of Jordan

 

August 29, 2013 - The king and queen of Jordan met with Pope Francis in the Vatican today...

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Vatican Communique on Pope's Meeting with Jordan's King

 

August 29, 2013 - Here is a Vatican working translation of the communique...

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Cardinal Peter Turkson's Address at Dinner with Interrelligious Leaders in Nagasaki

 

7 Aug - Here is the text of the address given by Cardinal Peter Turkson...

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Eid Al-Fitr 2013: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan

 

6 Aug - One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid...

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Francis Personally Signs Ramadan Message: Speaks of Respect as Common Vlaue for Muslims, Christians

 

Aug 2, 2013 - Pope Francis chose to personally sign the Vatican's masseage to Muslims...

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Pope: Dialogue Is Always an Option

 

Jul 27, 2013 - Francis Concluded his meeting with Brazil's leaders today...

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Francis' Message to Muslims for End of Ramadan

 

Aug 2, 2013 - Here is the Pope's message to Muslims for the end of Ramadan...

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Going Against A Throw-Away Culture

 

Jul 30, 2013 - On the afternoon of Saturday, July 27, Pope Francis visited the...

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Pope's Address to Brazilian Leaders

 

Jul 27, 2013 - Here is the text of Pope Francis' Address to Brazilian Leaders...

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28th World Youth Day Officially Begins

 

Jul 24, 2013 - Over 500, 000 youth gathered at Copacabana Beach for the Opening Mass...

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Message of H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations on the Occassion of Ramadan

Jul 9, 2013 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN High-Representative...

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Muslims celebrate Islam's holy month of Ramadan

Jul 11, 2013 - Islam's holy month of Ramadan, which began this week, is celebrated by Muslims worldwide...

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Pope John Paul II to be declared a saint
 

July 06, 2013 - The Vatican has announced that Pope John Paul II will be declared a saint...

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Bridge of Love Between Jews and Christians
 

Cape Town, July 03, 2013 (Zenit.org) - The initiative of dialogue between Catholics and Jews undertaken...

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Is Science Compatible with Free Will? Part Two
 
Rome, July 04, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Can the study of free will help to promote dialogue between the...
 

 
Is Science Compatible with Free Will? Part One
 
Rome, July 03, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Through the use of quantum experiments, the prejudice that exists...
 

Pontiff Meets with International Jewish Commitee on Interreligious Consultations
 

Vatican City, June 26, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Pope Francis met with a 30 member delegation from the International...

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Engaging in Interreligious Dialogue to Become Better Persons"
 

Rome, June 13, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Interreligious dialogue cannot be reduced to simple mutual respect...

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As UN marks Buddhist holiday, Ban says spiritual ideals can help tackle global challenges
 

24 May 2013 ? The teachings of Buddhism can offer significant insights on how to face...

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The Third World Conference on Dialogue among Religions and Civilizations Finished
 

11 May - With the adoption of the Declaration in Skopje tonight, the third World Conference on Dialogue...

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The World Religious Conference Has Begun
 

11 May - Approximately 110 foreign and 150 domestic guests participated ...

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Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter, Good Friday - the crucifixion of Christ
 
3 May 2013 - That day Jesus Christ was crucified following the people?s decision not to save him.
 

 
A Hopeful Path Towards Theological Dialogue
 
Rome, April 30, 2013 - The newly appointed head of the Coptic Catholic Eparchy in Minya in Egypt?...
 

 
Statement by His Excellency Nassir Abdelaziz Al-Nasser High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations of the United Nations at the 10th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue
 
24 April 2013 - Your Excellency, Dr. Hasan Bin Abdallah Al Ghanem, Minister of Justice...
 

 
Cardinal Bergoglio's Dialogues With Rabbi Released in Book Form
 
Rome, April 18, 2013 - Unlike his immediate predecessor, Pope Francis' ideas and opinions are not...
 

 
Meeting in Vatican, Secretary-General and Pontiff discuss ways to eradicate poverty
 
April 9, 2013 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis today discussed what can...
 

 
Religious Leaders Urge G8 Countries to Keep Working on Millennium Goals?
 
April 05, 2013 - Here is a letter signed by Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster...
 

 
Easter 'a symbol of hope', church leaders say
 
29 Mar -EASTER'S message of hope provides good news when "brokenness..
 

 
Holy Thursday - March 28, 2013, Holy Day of Obligation??
 
28 Mar - During Lent, we should; live as children of the light, performing actions good...
 

 
Pope Francis washes youths' feet at detention center
 
28 Mar -(CNN) -- Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen prisoners, including young women?...
 

 
Catholic Communities in Holy Land to Celebrate Easter in May
 
26 March 2013 - Catholic communities in Isreal, the Palestinian territories?...
 

 

Pope Francis Meets With Representatives of Different Faiths??
 
20 March 2013 - Pope Francis received in audience today representatives of Churches...
 

 

Pope's Address to Representatives of the Churches, Ecclesial Communities and Other Religions??

 
20 March 2013 - Here is the translation of the address given today by Pope Francis,...
 

 

Rabbi David Rosen: 'Jewish-Catholic Relationship Will Be Important Focus of Francis' Pontificate'??

 
21 March 2013 - As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio,...
 

 
World Leaders' Statements on Pope Francis' Election??
 
14 March 2013 - Here are the statements of world leaders regarding the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario...
 

 

 

UN officials congratulate Pope Francis on assuming leadership of Catholic Church??
 
13 March 2013 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the United Nations-...
 

 

 

High Rep travels to Oman and Spain??
 
18 February 2013 - President jorge Sampaio's tenure as UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilisations...
 

 
Ban applauds Pope Benedict's commitment to inter-faith dialogue??
 
11 February 2013 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded the commitment of Pope...
 

 
UN chief spotlights role of inter-faith dialogue to empower women??
 
12 February 2013 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today drew attention to the role of faith...
 

 
Religious communitites must embrace shared values to foster peace - UN officials??
 
14 February 2013 - Senior United Nations officials today stressed the importance of religious...
 

 

Marking annual event, Ban calls on followers of all faiths to unite for common good??

 
1 February 2013 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on followers of all faiths to...
 

 

Take the path of forgiveness and reconciliation??


4 January 2013 - Christmas is the holiday of peace, love and forgiveness...
 

 

 

Holy See Releases Papal Message for World Day of Peace??

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 14, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, president of the...
 

 
Religion, Development, and the United Nations?

Posted on December 9, 2012 - This Social Science Research Council (SSRC) report summarizes the key questions...
 

 

Tanenbaum?s Peacemakers are the unknown, religiously motivated women and men working for peace?

 
Posted on December 5, 2012 - Tanenbaum?s Peacemakers are the unknown, religiously motivated...
 

 

At intercultural centre, Ban highlights need for religious and political leaders to use their influence responsibly
 
26 November 2012 ? United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the...
 



Conference on Dialogue Among Religions Held in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., NOV. 26, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Leaders and young people from Catholic...
 

 
Pope Benedict... Urges Cooperation Between 'Worlds of Science and Faith'
 
ROME, Nov. 9, 2912 (Zenit.org).- Pope Benedict XVI addressed members of the Ponti?cal....

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Diwali: How are you celebrating the festival of lights?
 
Will you be among the millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world who will be celebrating Diwali...
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Face to Faith

1 November 2012 - Can you believe it? Our global school?s programme, Face to Faith, mobilised up to...
 

 

Cardinal Veglio Presents Holy Father's Letter to Migrants and Refugees


VATICAN CITY, OCT. 29, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the...
 

 

DAAD backs Potsdam project with Iran

Posted on November 1, 2012 - To strengthen and improve inter-religious dialogue and academic...
 

 
Kurban Bayram in Turkey

26 October 2012 ? Sometime every year, cartoon magazines feature sundry sheep jokes and people...
 

 
Addressing Assembly, UN expert urges States to do more to protect the right of religious conversion

25 October 2012 ? A United Nations independent expert today urged the international...
 

 
At UN, Saudi Arabia calls for deepening of dialogue among religions to prevent con?icts

28 September 2012 ? United Nations Member States must spread a culture of tolerance and...
 

 
Muslims and Christians Are Committed In Spreading Pope's Fraternal Message in Lebanon
 
BKERKE, Lebanon, SEPT. 26, 2012 (Zenit.org).- An inter-religious meeting was held on Monday...
 

 

City of God: A Metaphor for Humanity

ROME, SEPT. 27, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Is intercultural and interreligious dialogue really possible? Or...
 

 

Commentary on the Recent Crisis

Posted on September 24, 2012 - Following the unrest around the release of the recent ?lm on Prophet...
 

 

Dialogue With Nonbelievers to Kick Off Year of Faith

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 25, 2012 (Zenit.org).- When Benedict XVI ?rst proposed the Courtyard of...
 


Rosh Hashanah 2012: The Jewish New Year Explained


16 Sept 2012 - Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated in 2012 from sundown on Sept. 16...
 

 

Benedict XVI Hopes Visit to Lebanon Fosters Dialogue of Peace


VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 20, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Pope Benedict XVI re?ected on his recent Apostolic...
 

 

Statement From The High Representative on the Current Crisis

Posted on September 17, 2012 - The recent deadly tragic events in Benghazi, but also incidents in Cairo...
 

 

A Meeting Between The Pope And The Patriarch of Moscow Seems Closer Today


ROME, SEPT.19, 2012 (Zenit.org).- It is ?an eventuality that was never excluded in the past and...
 

 
Benedict XVI Sends Greetings to Jewish Community

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 20, 2012 (Zenit.org).- In a telegram addressed to Dr. Riccardo Di Segni,...
 

 

At annual prayer service, Ban urges hope amid global hardships and uncertainty

18 September 2012 ? The values that unite humanity are coming under increasing strain, the...
 

 
Study abroad can profoundly improve education

Posted on September 19, 2012 - This article is submitted is a response to a previously published...
 

 

Face to Faith

Posted 19 September 2012 -Recent acts of violence in the Middle East carried out in the name...
 

 

President Sampaio Offers Condolences Following Libya Attack


Lisbon/New York , 12 September 2012
Excellency,
Dear Ms Clinton
I would like to express my sincere condolences on the shocking death of four American...
 

 

Despite ?real? progress in mediation efforts, UN can do more, Ban tells Member States


13 September 2012 ? The United Nations is much better positioned today to help settle disputes...
 

 
UN human rights chief urges religious leaders to restore calm amid anti-Islam ?lm protests

14 September 2012 ? The United Nations human rights chief today urged religious and political...
 

 

Time to Speak Out ? Libya and ?Innocence of Muslims? Film

Posted 14 September 2012 ? Dear Alliance Supporters, With all that has happened this week in Libya and across the Middle East...
 

 
Marriage and Child Poverty
 
ROME, SEPT. 14, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The economic problems caused by single parenthood were the...

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...bridging the gap among people of different cultures

BUDAPEST, Hungary, SEPT. 4, 2012 (Zenit.org).- In a message to Maria Voce, president of the ...
 

 
Is a Cohesive Europe That Forgets Its Christian Roots Possible?

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, AUG. 28, 2012 (Zenit.org).- What is social cohesion based on today?
 

 
Registration for Rio '13 Begins Today

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, AUG. 28, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Registrations for World Youth Day 2013...
 

 
Photo Gallery: Celebrating Eid, the end of Ramadan

19 Aug 2012 - Muslims around the world on Saturday started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr, the feast...
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Ecumenical Patriarch Appeals For Peace in the World

ROME, AUG. 16, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Archbishop of...
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Liberty, Religion, and Democracy Among Topics at Rimini Meeting

RIMINI, Italy AUGUST 17, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Islam, politics, democracy, religious liberty are just...
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Vatican Calls Muslims, Christians to Prepare Youth for Peace

VATICAN CITY, AUG. 3, 2012 (Zenit.org).- In a message for the end of Ramadan, the Ponti?cal...
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Vatican's World Tourism Day Message Has 'Green' Theme

VATICAN CITY, JULY 24, 2012 (Zenit.org).- World Tourism Day 2012 is scheduled for Sept. 27...
 

 
Summit of Faith Leaders and EU Institutions Aims to Overcome Demographic Crisis
 
BRUSSELS, JULY 18, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Intergenerational Solidarity was at the heart of this year?s...

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Governments Endorse Face to Faith

Posted 11 July 2012 - We wanted to update you on the latest highlights from the Tony Blair Faith Foundation?s ...
 

 

Concert to Honor Pope's Promotion of Interreligious Dialogue

 
VATICAN CITY, JULY 3, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The conductor Daniel Barenboim and the West-...
 

 

Zimbabwe's Bishops Reach Out to Their Emigrants
 
HARARE, Zimbabwe, JULY 3, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops? Conference...
 

 

Tell Your Story - Faith Shorts
 
Posted 2nd July 2012 - Just a quick reminder that the Tony Blair Faith Foundation's film competition, Faith Shorts ...