Bishop John Arnold of Salford said his presence aimed to show ‘we have more in common than what might appear to divide us’
The battle for religious freedom is one of the great struggles of the 21st century
Cardinal Tauran also visits Jain and Hindu temples
Is the Saudi-backed centre for interreligious dialogue a fig leaf for the west or a genuine step towards tolerance?
The centre, based in Vienna, might actually be illegal in Saudi Arabia itself
New secretary of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue says experience in Sudan was enriching
Muslims who oppose fundamentalism should recognise the Pope as an ally
Benedict XVI says the importance attached to faith by many Muslims is at times ‘provocative’ in secular society
One priest suggests they cannot be Christian martyrs if they repeatedly worshipped a false god
The documents of Vatican II did address Islam in passing, though they seem a little optimistic now
It’s about building ‘fraternity and peace’: anything wrong with that?
The Pope and other religious leaders will make speeches and sign a commitment to peace when they meet at Assisi in October