UAE "a Perfect Example Of Tolerance, Integration And Acceptance Of ‘the Other’ ", Says Ismaili Community Leader — Urdu Point com | Watch Videos on Pope visit to UAE

DUBAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM – 03rd Feb, 2019) The United Arab Emirates is “a great embodiment of the spirit of tolerance, pluralism and empathy, in the presence of people representing more than 200 nationalities living in peace, harmony and success on the UAE land,” according to Ameeruddin Thanawalla, President of the…

Pope Francis Refuses To Equate Islam With Violence

Pope Francis defended his decision not to name Islam when condemning the murder of a Catholic priest. Pope Francis refused to equate Islam with violence on Sunday, saying Catholics could be just as deadly and warning Europe was pushing its young to terrorism. “I don’t think it is right to equate Islam with violence,” he…

Katholische Kirche: „Wer hoch sitzt, fällt tief“ — Pro Medienmagazin de (Who sits high, falls deeply) In German language

In seiner Amtszeit als Präsident des Zentralkomitees der Katholiken in Deutschland (ZdK) war Alois Glück auch mit der Debatte um sexuellen Missbrauch in der Katholischen Kirche konfrontiert. Glück wertet die Krise rückblickend als Chance für einen Neubeginn, während die Grünen-Politikerin Bettina Jarasch weiterhin Gefahr sieht. Andreas Püttmann, Wolfgang Thierse, Moderator Joachim Frank, Alois Glück, Bettina…

Fact Tank: Pope Francis visits the United States — PEW Research Center

Photo credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Pope Francis is visiting three U.S. cities this week: Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. Pew Research Center surveys find that about one-in-five Americans are Catholic. A series of Fact Tank posts look at the U.S. Catholic population in light of the pontiff’s visit. A…

Media Alert: Jews Congratulate Pope Francis — Holy Land Principles org |Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes — RT com

Jewish liberals and progressives reacted with enthusiasm to the announcement today that the Vatican will recognize the Palestinian State. Rabbi Michael Lernner, editor of Tikkun Magazine: a Quarterly Jewish and Interfaith Critique of Politics, Culture and Society, the most prominent voice of liberal and progressive Jews and our non-Jewish spiritual progressive allies, released the following…

Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes — RT com

Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) upon his arrival at the Vatican June 8, 2014. (Reuters/Riccardo De Luca) The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for…

In U.S., Pope’s Popularity Continues to Grow — PEW Forum org

Nine-in-Ten Catholics View Pope Francis Favorably, on Par With Ratings for John Paul II Pope Francis arrives for a special audience for the Cassano allo Jonio diocese at the Vatican on February 21, 2015. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images Nearly two years after becoming the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis continues to grow more popular…

Video: Pope Francis Calls for Action on Climate Change & Capitalism as Planet "Exploited by Human Greed" — Democracy now org

  Source: democracynow Published on 31 Dec 2014 http://democracynow.org – Pope Francis is set to make history by issuing the first-ever comprehensive Vatican teachings on climate change, which will urge 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide to take action. The document will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests who will distribute it…

“Vatican treasures in the Gulf|Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization” — Article by Werner Bloch on Deutsche welle / Qantara de

Read article in Deutsch: “Kunstschätze des Vatikan in Arabien|Sharjah Museum für islamische Zivilisation” *****   The Vatican is pursuing a new policy of openness towards other faiths and co-operation between religions, a policy that is reflected in a very special exhibition in the Emirate of Sharjah, the neighbouring emirate to Dubai. This exhibition shows the…