Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vatican officials on inter-religious trip to India

Edit Traditionalists are going to howl.

(November 04, 2011) Vatican’s top official for inter-religious dialogue is a visit to India to follow up on the impetus given by the interfaith peace meeting convoked by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 27 in the central Italian town of Assisi. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue accompanied by Council secretary Archbishop Pierluigi Celata left for India on Friday to hold meetings with representatives of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Islam. Their schedule until Nov. 14 includes stops in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi and Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine. Their schedule has been organized by the Indian bishops and includes a meeting with Muslim leaders in Mumbai on Sunday. A meeting with Hindus is scheduled from Nov. 6-10 in Pune and another meeting and a seminar with Sikhs is slated Nov. 11-12 in Amritsar. On Nov. 13 they are to hold a meeting and a seminar with Jains in the Indian capital before heading back to Rome.

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Anonymous said...

I am beginning to like Pope Benedict XVI less and less.

Bishop Fellay of the SSPX for Pope!!!!

Pioquinto said...

Ecumenism, yes, Catholicism , no. Now they are all for world government and religious indeferentism. The SSPX is wasting its time with these judases. Let us pray harder for Our Mother Church.

Tancred said...

Ecumenism would be nice, but this is that newfangled thing called inter-faith dialogue.

The only possible advantage I see is if he can get some relief for India's long-suffering Catholics and address some of the corruption going on locally.