Muslims, Vatican to Establish Permanent Dialogue

March 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dawn

The Vatican and Muslim leaders agreed on Wednesday to establish a permanent official dialogue to improve often difficult relations and heal wounds still open from a controversial papal speech in 2006.

A joint statement said the first meeting of “The Catholic-Muslim Forum” will take place from Nov 4 to 6 in Rome with 24 religious leaders and scholars from each side.

Pope Benedict will address the group, the statement said.