Talking with Muslims is not optional extra anymore!

During a meeting with faith leaders in Nairobi, Pope Francis stressed the Catholic Church’s commitment to ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue as set out by the Second Vatican Council which he said was essential in an increasingly conflict-ridden world.

Dec 11, 2015

KENYA: During a meeting with faith leaders in Nairobi, Pope Francis stressed the Catholic Church’s commitment to ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue as set out by the Second Vatican Council which he said was essential in an increasingly conflict-ridden world. 

At the apostolic nunciature the Pope said such a dialogue is not an “optional extra” anymore and cited the terrorist atrocities that have taken place in Kenya recently citing the killings at Westgate shopping mall, Garissa University College and a village near Mandera.   

“His holy name must never be used to justify hatred and violence,” the Pope told the gathering.

“All too often, young people are being radicalised in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear at the very fabric of our societies. How important it is that we be seen as prophets of peace, peacemakers who invite others to live in peace, harmony and mutual respect!”

Francis pointed out that 2015 marks the 50th anniversary since the closing of Vatican II which produced documents that set the blueprint for a new engagement of the Church with fellow christians and religions.--The Tablet

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