Vatican preparing guidelines for dialogue with Islam

The Vatican department that oversees relations with Islam is preparing guidelines for Catholic dialogue with non-Christian religions, its head said on Wednesday.

Vatican preparing guidelines for dialogue with Islam
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran told Vatican Radio that work on the document was starting "after many years of hesitation" and would offer guidelines for priests as well as ordinary followers.

Tauran, a Frenchman, is head of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, which oversees Catholic relations with all non-Christian religions except Judaism.

In March, the Vatican and Muslim leaders agreed to establish a permanent official dialogue, known as "The Catholic-Muslim Forum", to improve often difficult relations and heal wounds still open from a controversial papal speech in 2006.

Tauran did not say when the new document would be completed.

Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Haziran 2008, 11:27
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