• Iran: Cardinal describes Muslim-Christian meeting as 'a star in a dark night'
    The head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, told Muslim leaders in Iran on Tuesday that all minority groups should be allowed to speak openly without fear of “any negative reactions.” He said Muslims and Christians should be credible partners in dialogue, while religious text books must “present religions and their […]
  • Iraq: ISIS destroy convent in Mosul
    Yesterday, jihadi militants of the Islamic State, who control the city of Mosul, used explosives to severely damage the convent of the Chaldean Sisters of the Sacred Heart - one of 45 Christian institutions they have captured since June. Previously they were living in the building. Chaldean sources report that the explosion took place in two […]
  • Pope Francis: Address to the Council of Europe - full text
    Pope Francis called on Europe’s leaders to work diligently and continuously for creative solutions to divisions and conflict for a peaceful continent. In a wide-ranging speech to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg today, Pope Francis observed that “peace continues all too often to be violated” in many parts of the world where conflicts “continue […]