Francis: Ecumenical and interreligious dialogue important

Meeting with representatives of churches and Christian communities, Pope Francis reiterated the determination to continue on the path of ecumenical dialogue through the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. To the representatives of the Jewish people, the Pope said he expected the continuation of the dialogue for which the Second Vatican Council asked, and by which much has already been achieved. He then turned towards the representatives of Islam, and other religions. Pope Francis said “the Catholic Church is aware of the importance of the promotion of friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions.” He added different religions “can do a lot for the good …

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