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Member of the Islamic Research Academy (IRA), Dr. Muhammad al-Shahāt al-Gūndī, said that the relationship between Vatican and Al-Azhar experienced years of tension, since 2006, after now-retired Pope Benedict XVI took office.
The author thinks that the head of the Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, has interfered in Egypt’s affairs because he questioned the minister of endowments about Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.
The joint committee of the Permanent Committee of Al-Azhar for Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions closed its annual meetings with the delegation of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican. The meeting was faced with wide scale protests in Egypt. The Egyptian press...
Ḥāzim ‘Abduh expresses his amazement at the ’changing’ attitudes of Pope Benedict XVI towards Islam, wondering about the reasons behind the sudden and unexplained moves of the prelate either for or against dialogue with Muslims.
Ibrāhīm Qā‘ūd criticizes the response of the Vatican to an open letter sent by 138 Muslim dignitaries from representing the Islamic trends all over the world that called for cooperation and peace between Islam and Christianity, believing that the attitude of the Vatican towards dialogue has changed...
The article deals with the letter signed by 138 Muslim scholars inviting Christian clerics to dialogue and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran’s statements in which he claims that having a theological dialogue with Muslims is difficult. Both secretary-general of the International Union for Muslim Scholars...
The article discusses the invitation to dialogue, initiated by Muslim scholars, to bridge the gap between Muslims and Christians. Muslim scholars are disappointed with Pope Benedict XVI’s negative response to the initiative. The article refers to Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran’s statement in which he...
The chancellor of the Azhar University is expected to participate in a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and the chief rabbi of Israel at the International meeting for peace.
Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran’s statement provokes hostile reactions from some Muslim and Azhar figures in Egypt. The cardinal stated that the “absolute interpretation” of the Qur’ān makes dialogue between Islam and Christianity difficult.
The Vatican issued a statement announcing that Pope Benedict XVI appointed French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran yesterday to lead the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, which oversees Vatican-Muslim relations.

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