Skip to comments.Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee holds meeting in Rome
Posted on 06/26/2013 10:11:26 PM PDT by haffast
(Vatican Radio) The Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee held its 19th Meeting in Rome, on June 18th and 19th, presided over for the Catholic side by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and presided over for the Muslim side by Prof. Hamid bin Ahmad Al-¬Rifaie, President of the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue.
The theme of the meeting was Believers confronting materialism and secularism in society and at the conclusion of the meeting the Catholic and Muslim delegations agreed upon the following six points:
1) Christianity and Islam affirm the inseparability and complementarity between the material and the spiritual domains. Our responsibility as believers is to reconcile these dimensions of life.
2) Many people today suffer from the loss of spiritual and religious roots; this phenomenon weakens both the inner and moral dimensions of individuals and societies.
3) The world today is facing many kinds of crises. We recognize our common responsibility as believers in God to do all that is possible to protect vulnerable people at this time
4) The participants were honored and pleased to be received in audience by His Holiness Pope Francis, who encouraged them to continue their efforts on the path of respectful and fruitful dialogue between believers for the peace and prosperity of our world.
5) We strongly condemn in particular what is happening in Syria: killing of many innocent persons, aggression against the sacred character of human life and against the dignity of persons; therefore we urge the Regional and International Organizations to do what is possible to stop the bloodshed, according to International Law.
6) The Committee will hold its next meeting in Tatwan (Marocco); it will be preceded by a preparatory event. The Muslim side will undertake to organize it.
"An interfaith gathering in London to pray for peace has been pronounced a welcome first by the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran."
"The event, held at Westminster Cathedral Hall on 13 June, was the highlight of a four-day visit by the cardinal, who told The Tablet that the gathering was uniquely British and "beautiful". The London gathering was inspired by the Day of Prayer for Peace convened by Pope John Paul II in 1986 at Assisi."
"Representatives of nine religions delivered prayers and reflections in their own tradition, then placed a pot of white roses to the side of the stage."
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"You love God, we love God and he is the same God," the cardinal said of the Muslim and Roman Catholic faiths."
if the good Cardinal thinks the Muslims pray to the same god, he is very very sadly mistaken
by their fruits ye shall know them, Cardinal...
by their fruits ye shall know them
The “good” Cardinal?
To wit: “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching [of Christ], do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.”
This from the “Apostle of Love”...John!
(2 Jn. 1:10-11)
This simply can’t end well.
Has Islam ever had a mutually beneficial and lasting liaison with any non-Islamic entity?
“This simply cant end well.”
Well, the alternative certainly isn’t working. I’d rather ally with people of faith than enemies of God.
Islam is the enemy of God. It is a counterfeit of Christianity. It offers a counterfeit Christ and no hope of salvation. It is all about death whereas Jesus is all about life.
The only common ground between muslims and christians is sin and Jesus offers the only true answer to that issue.
Is the church of Rome hoping the islamic alligator will eat the protestants first?
Islam is our chastisement from God. They offer no counterfeit Christ, but rather (like the Jews) they await the first coming of the Son of God (Mohammed was only a prophet to them).
Check on the "Mahdi".
It’s a discussion about positioning your neck—for the knife.
on the contrary, if you look up history, it has been the Apostolic Church that has borne the brunt of the attacks since the 16th century. In fact during the famed Siege of Vienna in 1683, it was Calvinist Hungarians who fought on the side of the Sultan against Christians
They smile in your face, all the time they want to take your place...never ever trust a muslim!
That was then, this is now.
These so-called Christians are nuts.