Interreligious dialogue to establish lasting peace

Source: FSSPX News


On October 14, 2005, Mgr. Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, offered his traditional good wishes on the occasion of the 2005 Ramadan. The month of fasting for Muslims which began on October 4 last, will end on November 3, with the feast of Aïd el-Fitr. Wishing to affirm that "it is possible to live together in true brotherhood", the Irish archbishop quoted John-Paul II who taught that "from a sincere, deep and profound dialogue between Catholics and Muslim believers, a greater mutual knowledge and confidence could arise”. The encouragement of "authentic and sincere dialogue" with Islam, by Benedict XVI as early as the inaugural Mass of his pontificate, prompted Mgr. Fitzgerald to ask the Catholic faithful to "establish good relationships with the believers of other religions", to "promote cultural dialogue and to work together for more justice and a lasting peace".