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Pope Benedict XVI chose yesterday, December 12, 2012, to join Twitter. The 85 year old Pope tweeted in English and seven other languages, thanking and blessing his followers. The message was re-tweeted 18,000 times. 
A high-level source in the Vatican said Cairo has sent a request nominating Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd for the post of ambassador to it more than 15 days ago, before a court acquitted defendants involved in case of assaults on protesters on February 2, 2011, known in the media as the...
The Vatican, during a weekly sermon by Pope Benedict XVI of the Roman Catholic Church, in which he used Arabic for the first time in a bid to have larger communication with Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, expressed concerns about the emigration of the region’s Christians for their own...
There are new hopes for resuming relations between Al-Azhar and the Vatican. Dr. Shawkī Allām, Egypt's Mufti, attended a peace conference in Rome as a representative of the Shaykh of Al-Azhar.  The mufti carried a message from Shaykh to the Pope welcoming the renewal of dialogue between the two...
Thank you for inviting me to this conference organized by UN Global Compact in the "Private Sector's Contribution in Supporting Interfaith Understanding" session. It is a great honor to be with you and I see this as a recognition for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation work in our...
The Azhar objected to Iran’s release of a film portraying the Prophet Muhammad, stressing that portraying Allah’s Prophets is unlawful. Shaykh ‘Alī ‘Abd al-Bāqī, Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy, said that religious scholars in Iran need to strictly cease the release of this film...
The author of this piece speculates about what he believes to be the true causes for Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, and ventures that he might be more influential than the ideas of Martin Luther, the 16th century Christian reformer. The author compares the health of the outgoing Pope to previous...
A well-attended festival of love was held in Luxor to send a message of peace to the world and to emphasize the safety and security of the city with the intention of increasing the level of tourism, the main sector of the local economy. It was organized by Sawa Association for cultural development...
Shaykh Abū Islām has attempted to distance himself from his inflammatory comments about Coptic women. However, the prosecution sent the CDs, provided by Najīb Jubrā’īl, the lawyer, that prove Abū Islām's incitement of a fitnah and disturbance of national unity, to be transcribed by the Ministry of...
Before his decision to resign, Pope Benedict allegedly clashed with a sexual harrasment issue and with the leaked documents scandal. The Pope will remain at Castel Gandolfo (the Pope’s summer residence) for the remainder of his life. The successor of Pope Benedict is elected within 15 days. [...

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