Vatican hosts dialogue with Iranian Muslims on religious extremism
November 23, 2016
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Tehran-based Islamic Culture and Relations Organization held a colloquium at the Vatican devoted to religious extremism and violence.
Topics of the colloquium—the tenth such dialogue between the two bodies, and the first since 2014—included
- “Extremism and violence in the name of religion: the reasons of the supporters and perpetrators”
- “Rational approach to religion: the sign of hope for wounded humanity”
- “Humanity and its common home; the contribution of religion for having a better world”
Pope Francis received participants in the dialogue on November 23 near the main auditorium of the Paul VI Audience Hall.
In his brief remarks, the Pope recalled his meetings with Iran’s president and vice president and said they left him with a “very good impression” of Iranian culture. The Pope also asked for prayers.
- Udienza ai partecipanti al Colloquio promosso dal Pontificio Consiglio per il Dialogo Interreligioso con l’ “Islamic culture and relations organizations” (Teheran, Iran)
- Pope meets with Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations group (Vatican Radio)
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