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Pope Francis to hold dialogue with religious leaders in Philippines

Pope Francis to hold dialogue with religious leaders in Philippines

December 22, 2014

VATICAN CITY, Dec 22 — Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said today. The pontiff will hold a 10 to 15-minute dialogue with the dean of the Philippines’ largest Islamic studies centre and a Taiwan-based Buddhist leader on January 18, according to Father Carlos Reyes, a member of the committee organising the Pope’s visit. He... Read more

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