(Vatican Radio) The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib, said the time has come for “the representatives of the Divine Religions” to “strongly and in a concrete way” turn humanity towards mercy and peace, "so that humanity can avoid the great crisis we are suffering now.”
(CNA) Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib during a meeting at the Vatican, a move which is being seen as a step toward reopening dialogue between Christians and Sunni Muslims.
(CNA) The feast of the Holy Trinity is an invitation for us to commit to enriching our everyday relationships by promoting communion, consolation, and mercy, Pope Francis said during his weekly Sunday Angelus address.
(CNA) Fr. Tom Uznunnalil, the Indian Salesian priest kidnapped by extremists in March is alive and close to being released, according to Indian government officials.
(Lindsey Kettner, Relevant Radio) Step out of your comfort zone! As an incredibly cliché phrase in the English language, this advice often gets ignored or brushed aside, but it can be an important part of our spiritual lives.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday urged Italian football (soccer) players to not just be champions in their sport but above all champions in their lives, by displaying key moral values such as brotherhood, mutual respect, understanding and forgiveness.
(New York Times) An EgyptAir passenger jet that took off from Paris with 66 people on board suddenly disappeared from radar and evidently plunged into the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday morning, shortly before it was due to land in Cairo.