Pope Calls All Religions to Follow Path of Mercy



Mercy, for Catholics, “reveals the name of God,” is the “very foundation of the Church’s life” and is also the “key to understanding the mystery of man.” The Pope offered this explanation of the importance of mercy when he met today with some 200 representatives of other religions — Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and others. The audience was held in the context of the Jubilee of Mercy, as it now approaches its end on the feast of Christ the King, Nov. 20.

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Christian, Muslim leaders agree to stand against religious extremism


The role of religions in promoting peace and countering violence was discussed during a two-day dialogue between the Muslim Council of Elders and the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 September to 1 October. Two sessions of talks, hosted by the WCC, involved presentations and discussions on key aspects of peacebuilding and interreligious dialogue, paying special attention to combating religious extremism leading to violence in many parts of the world.

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