Hundreds of Evangelicals to Share Word of God With Catholics at Massive Fátima Event

Stoyan Zaimov The Christian Post Hundreds of  Portuguese evangelicals are reportedly planning to engage with Roman Catholics at the massive Fátima two-day event, where Pope Francis is set to canonize two shepherd children who 100 years ago claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary. Evangelical Focus reported on Friday that Francis is visiting the famous Marian sanctuary near Lisbon on May 12 and 13, which has become … Continue reading Hundreds of Evangelicals to Share Word of God With Catholics at Massive Fátima Event

Adventists and Muslims Meet for Learning and Fellowship

Sarah McDugal Adventist Review Adventists and Muslims from all over the San Diego area in California, United States, recently gathered at El Cajon Seventh-day Adventist Church for “One San Diego,” a day of mutual learning and fellowship. The day was the brainchild of Richard Smith, pastor of El Cajon church, as well as of Peter Thomas and Tawfik Abdalla, Muslim ministry coordinators; and Gerald Babanezhad, … Continue reading Adventists and Muslims Meet for Learning and Fellowship

Donald Trump hoping to use first foreign trip to unite religions against extremism

Ruth Sherlock
The Telegraph

Donald Trump will travel to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican later this month on a mission to unite three of the world’s most prominent religions against intolerance, terrorism and Iran.

Speaking from the Rose Garden during an event dedicated to religious liberties, Mr Trump said he would use the trip – his first foreign foray since becoming president – to build cooperation between Muslims, Christians and Jews for fighting terrorism.

“Our task is not to dictate to others how to live,” Mr Trump said.  “But to build a coalition of friends and partners who share the goal of fighting terrorism and bringing safety, opportunity and stability to the war-ravaged Middle East.” Continue reading “Donald Trump hoping to use first foreign trip to unite religions against extremism”

“The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity! ˮ

The Pope’s Mass at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo: “Any other fanaticism does not come from God and is not pleasing to him! The more we grow in faith and knowledge, the more we grow in humility and in the awareness of our littleness”

Andrea Tornielli
Vatican Insider

“The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity!” In the first and only great crowd embrace of his Egyptian trip, Pope Francis meets the Coptic Catholic community celebrating a Mass in the Air Defense Stadium. The facility, also known as the “June 30th Stadium”, is part of the Military Air Force Sports Village, built and operated by the Egyptian Defense Ministry to celebrate the valor of the aviation defense during the “war of attrition” fought with Israel and ended in 1970. Initially, the celebration was not planned here, but the new destination was chosen to allow a greater attendance of the faithful: the stadium can hold up to 30,000. There are Catholics of various rites, but also Orthodox and Muslims.   Continue reading ““The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity! ˮ”

Address of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: “Religions and Peace” at Al-Azhar and Muslim Council of Elders’ Global Peace Conference

Zenit Address of His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew “RELIGIONS AND PEACE” Al-Azhar and Muslim Council of Elders’ Global Peace Conference Cairo, April 27, 2017 Your Beatitudes, Eminences, Excellencies, Distinguished participants, Dear friends, It is an honor to be invited to address this Conference on Global Peace organized by Al-Azhar and the Muslim Council of Elders. We wholeheartedly congratulate His Eminence Mr. Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam … Continue reading Address of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: “Religions and Peace” at Al-Azhar and Muslim Council of Elders’ Global Peace Conference

Pope Francis and Coptic pope agree not to re-baptize

Joshua J. McElwee
National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis‘ trip to Egypt was marked Friday, April 28, by a significant step forward in ecumenical relations between the Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches.

In a joint declaration signed April 28 by Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria during Francis’ visit to the Orthodox St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, the two churches agreed that they would not hold baptisms for members of one church wishing to join the other.

“We, with one mind and heart, will seek sincerely not to repeat the baptism that has been administered in either of our Churches for any person who wishes to join the other,” the two popes said in the declaration. “This we confess in obedience to the Holy Scriptures.” Continue reading “Pope Francis and Coptic pope agree not to re-baptize”

Pope Francis’ Address to Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Pope Tawadros II

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‘The deepening progress of our ecumenical journey is also sustained, in mysterious and quite relevant way, by a genuine ecumenism of blood’

Here is a Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ address to Coptic Orthodox Patriarch, His Holiness Tawadros II, during his April 28-29 visit. Today, they signed a common declaration, toward the conclusion of the Pontiff’s visit, which marks his 18th Apostolic Visit abroad and 27th country visited. Here is the full text: Continue reading “Pope Francis’ Address to Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Pope Tawadros II”

Pope to Authorities: Egypt Has Role to Play to Avoid Spread of Worse Violence

Addressing Authorities, Diplomatic Corps in Egypt, Encourages ‘Drawing on Egyptian Genius’ to Find Solutions Zenit “Egypt has a unique role to play in the Middle East and among those countries seeking solutions to pressing and complex problems that need to be faced now in order to avoid the spread of worse violence.” After arriving in Egypt this morning, for his April 28-29 visit to the … Continue reading Pope to Authorities: Egypt Has Role to Play to Avoid Spread of Worse Violence

Al-Azhar, the Pontifical Council for inter-Religious Dialogue issue joint statement

Symposium at Al Azhar University in Cairo titled, “The Role of Al Azhar Al- Sharif and of the Vatican in Confronting the Phenomena of Fanaticism, Extremism and Violence”.

Vatican Insider

The Joint Committee of Al-Azhar Center for Dialogue and the Pontifical Council for inter-Religious Dialogue held a symposium at Al Azhar University in Cairo on February 22-23 titled, “The Role of Al Azhar Al- Sharif and of the Vatican in Confronting the Phenomena of Fanaticism, Extremism and Violence”.

At the conclusion of the two-day symposium, the conferees issued the following statement: Continue reading “Al-Azhar, the Pontifical Council for inter-Religious Dialogue issue joint statement”