Pope Supports RP’s Interfaith Initiative Before UN

April 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: INQUIRER.net


Pope Benedict XVI supports the country’s interfaith initiative when he urged the General Assembly on Friday (New York time) to support inter-religious dialogue as a means to help the world body achieve its goals of peace, development, and human rights, the Philippine Mission to the United Nations said.

In what is only the third time that the leader of the Roman Catholic Church addressed the General Assembly, the Pope said the UN should support inter-religious dialogue "just as it supports dialogue in other areas of human activity."

According to the Philippine mission, the Pope told diplomats and UN officials: "The United Nations can count on the results of dialogue between religions and can draw fruit from the willingness of believers to place their experiences at the service of the common good."