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The Pope: Christian and Muslim Refugees Must Share Their Belief in God

Pope greets refugee during visit to Astalli Center of Jesuit Refugee Service (Source: Catholic News)
Pope greets refugee during visit to Astalli Center of Jesuit Refugee Service (Source: Catholic News)

Just days after I wrote about Pope Francis’ speech on ending the “culture of indifference” towards Muslim refugees, the Holy Father emerged today with an equally powerful comment on how Christians and Muslims should lean on each other and share their belief in the “One God.”

Vatican Insider reports that during a gathering at the Roman parish of the Sacro Cuore Basilica in Castro Pretorio, Italy, Francis met with 80 or so refugees, some of whom are Christian and Muslim.

Pope Francis spoke to the refugees about sharing their suffering, stating “It is important you do this when you meet. Those who are Christians with the Bible and those who are Muslims with the Koran, with the faith you have received from your fathers, a faith that will always help you move forward. Share your faith, because there is one single God, the same God.”

In once again encouraging Christians and Muslims to embrace each other, Francis is letting the world know that he is one of the most active contemporary proponents of Christian-Muslim dialogue.

 

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