Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

Pope urges religious collaboration in marking anniversary

Francis said the rise of terrorism had fomented suspicion and condemnation about religion.

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis has marked the 50th anniversary of the turning point in the Catholic Church’s relations with other religions by calling for greater interfaith collaboration in the face of religious extremism.

Francis devoted his usual Wednesday general audience catechism lesson to the importance of the “Nostra Aetate” declaration, which was passed during the Second Vatican Council and revolutionized the church’s relations in particular with Jews. Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists were in the VIP seats in St. Peter’s Square.

Francis said the rise of terrorism had fomented suspicion and condemnation about religion. He said that while no religion is immune to fundamentalists, the world must look instead at the positive values that religions promote, especially in caring for society’s neediest.

Subscriber Only Stories
JK Cement’s SPSU Udaipur Launches ‘Golden Batch 2022’ In Collaboration Wi...Premium
Appendicitis in Children- A new lifestyle disorderPremium
Using evidence will create strong foundations for the future of education...Premium
Re-Defining The Tradition In Folk Art: An Art Educator’s PerspectivePremium

First published on: 28-10-2015 at 04:31:47 pm
Next Story

India up in Ease of Doing Business rankings: good but could be better

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close