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Catholics, Muslims should teach youth to value human dignity, says Vatican official

Catholic World News - August 19, 2011

In a message to the world's Muslims, timed for the close of Ramadan, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue has focused on the need to educate young people in fundamental moral principles.

"It is our duty to help them discover that there is both good and evil, that conscience is a sanctuary to be respected, and that cultivating the spiritual makes us more responsible, more supportive, more available for the common good," wrote Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, in a message released August 19.

"Christians and Muslims are too often witnesses to the violation of the sacred," the cardinal wrote. He decried violence against religious believers, and urged Muslims to promote tolerance. "We cannot but denounce all forms of fanaticism and intimidation," his message added.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 20, 2011 11:17 AM ET USA

    And the article next to this: "Pakistan: Christian kidnapped, tortured for 2 years; false conversion to Islam" Hmm....

  • Posted by: Salome - Aug. 20, 2011 2:19 AM ET USA

    Islam doesn't have a concept of human dignity.

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