Islamic Group Visits Benedict XVI

Islamic Group Visits Benedict XVI

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 11, 2008 ( Benedict XVI today received in audience the participants of a Muslim-Catholic committee meeting in Rome.

The Pope was visited after the general audience by the members of the Islamic-Catholic committee established by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Saudi Arabia-based International Islamic Forum for Dialogue, L'Osservatore Romano reported.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata, president and secretary, respectively, of that Vatican dicastery participated.

The committee is meeting through Friday on the theme "Christians and Muslims: Witnesses of the God of Justice, Peace and Compassion in a World That Suffers Violence."

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