How ecumenical?

The Vatican on Islam


In November 2003, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, wrote a letter to the worldwide Muslim community. The occasion was Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. The letter sounded much like others written since 1967, when the first one was sent: cordial holiday greetings mixed with a call to Christians and Muslims to work together toward peace....

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About the Author

Benedicta Cipolla, a former correspondent for Catholic News Service in Rome, is a freelance writer in New York.

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