Meeting with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Pope Francis sought forgiveness from the persecuted minority after his controversial decision to not directly refer to their plight when he visited their homeland, Burma.
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Pope Francis launched on Wednesday, September 27, a two-year international campaign to embrace immigrants and refugees, share their journey, and counteract mounting anti-immigrant sentiment in the US, Europe and beyond.
Pope Francis has condemned the US military’s naming for the biggest non-nuclear explosive as “the mother of all bombs”, saying the word “mother” should not be used in reference to a deadly weapon.
In the first visit by a Pope to Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, Pope Francis send a message of unity in the face of killing in the name of religion in a special visit to Cairo on Thursday and Friday, pressing for closer Muslim-Christian ties.
Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, is organizing a world peace conference in Cairo next Friday, to be attended by Pope Francis, Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
In a time of increasing hate crimes and Islamophobia, Muslim women’s hijab is becoming a symbol of resistance and feminism, with women of different faiths donning it to express solidarity with Muslim women.
Pope Francis said on Sunday he won’t identify Islam with violence, blaming ills of global economy, social injustice, and idolatry of money for inspiring terrorism.