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Christian-Muslim cooperation will thwart jihadists, Vatican cardinal says

August 17, 2016

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, argues that cooperation between Christians and Muslims can counteract the propaganda of Islamic extremists.

Writing in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, the French cardinal said that incidents such as the killing of Father Jacques Hamel "threaten the credibility of inter-religious dialogue." It is imperative, he said, to redouble efforts to foster friendly relations across religious lines. 

“By killing Father Jacques, those who conceived of this despicable act had one precise goal: to demonstrate that peaceful coexistence among Muslims and Christians is impossible,” Cardinal Tauran said. To frustrate that goal, Christians and Muslims must work together, he said. 


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