Pope Benedict XVI Makes Rare Public Appearance With Pope Francis

francis-benedictEmeritus Pope Benedict XVI made one of his rare public appearances on Tuesday to be feted by his successor Pope Francis. Benedict, an 89-year-old German, stood without a cane for part of a ceremony in a Vatican hall to mark the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

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British Ambassador to Holy See on ‘Disruptive Dialogue’

dialogosThe British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker gives a reflection on ecumenical dialogue, particularly as the Anglican Centre in Rome marked its 50th Anniversary. This reflection, entitled ‘Disruptive Dialogue,’ is from Ambassador Baker’s blog available on the British Embassy to the Holy See Website.

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Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

If India were to have patron saints, then perhaps we might say that Swami Vivekananda is the patron saint – or guru – of Inter-religious encounter, or perhaps, in the modern terminology, patron saint of Interfaith Dialogue, for he travelled to the Americas and participated in the inaugural Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. We bring you excerpts from his speech on this occasion of the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda. (Vivekananda Jayanti)

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