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When Pope John Paul II paid a historic visit to Syria in 2001, he entered the Umayyad Mosque, where Muslims used to head right and Christians used to head left for prayer during the 7th century.
On Tuesday, Pope Benedict will start a four-day visit to Turkey amidst growing protests in Istanbul and Ankara. Tens of thousands took to the streets and chanted anti-pope slogans, expressing their fury at the pope’s remarks on Islām which he made two months ago in a lecture at the University...
The Sheikh of the Azhar declared that any coalition with the USA is H...
Pope Shenouda said that he will not visit Jerusalem without his Muslim brothers and that he cannot visit Jerusalem with an Israeli entry visa. But if he woud receive a visa from president Yasser Arafat, he would go. He added that visiting Jerusalem under Israeli occupation amounts to normalization...
An overview of Egyptian press coverage of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Egypt during the period February 24-26, 2000. This is the period in which the Pope was in Egypt.
News has spread about two miracles that were carried out by the late Roman Pope John Paul II. Officers of the Vatican are searching for the truth of the news, saying that they will declare the late pope a "saint" if they prove a third miracle, as the rules of the church command.
The author articulates some basic rules of interfaith dialogue, which he asserts should be followed by all parties.
The author gives an overview of Pope Benedict’s life and how he distinguished himself in the past as a powerful but controversial conservative factor in the Vatican.
From Rasputin to Bin Lādin, religion has always had a role in politics and in political plans. The following text depicts biographies of a number of people whose religious engagements played a role in their political life.
This article discusses the political influence of key church figures.
The author, who is the press advisor of Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, reviews some of the Pope’s main characteristics.
Father Rafiq Greish expressed his belief that the terrorist attacks of September 11 and America’s response to them did not reflect a conflict between religions and a clash between civilizations, because religions are based on love and respect and accepting the other. He pointed out that the...
The author is of the opinion that the statement of the Italian Prime Minister expressed the allures and ambitions of the West and its belief that Islam and the Arabic civilization is its real enemy. He compass between the old Crusades and the new one declared by President Bush, concluding that the...
On the second day of his visit to Kazakhstan, Pope John Paul II stressed that the Catholic Church respected Islam. He added that terrorism deforms man’s image and that all believers should cooperate to make sure that religion is not misused as a cover for man’s greedy schemes.
The author reviews the relations binding Egypt and the Vatican, which established diplomatic ties in 1920.
Mustafā Mahmoud illustrates the importance of the latest visit of Mubārak to the Vatican, and states the stances of the Vatican towards the Palestinian cause, terrorism, and the offensive cartoons.
The article comments on the charismatic character of Pope John Paul II and his deteriorating health conditions. It also comments on the stand of the pope towards many international issues.
The author comments on the health of Pope John Paul II and his expected successor.
The Vatican denied that Pope John Paul II intends to leave his position due to the deterioration of his health. However, speculations abound surrounding preparations for choosing his successor.
The Vatican apostolic delegate to Egypt says that the Vatican is independent from Italy although it is located in Italy. He speaks about the relations between Egypt and the Vatican. He highlights the importance of dialogue and the role the Vatican plays on the international level.

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