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Rome: annual Muslim-Catholic talks open

 Yesterday, the XI talks between the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue and the World Islamic Call Society, based in Tripoli, Libya began at the Vatican.

A spokesman said these are the latest in a long series of meetings that have taken place in various venues and regular intervals since 1989 to now. The talks, attended by 12 Muslim and 12 Catholic experts, under the presidency of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue and Mohamed Ahmed Sherif, general secretary of the World Islamic Call Society will focus on three topics for reflection: ;religious Responsibility', 'Cultural and Social Responsibilities' and 'periods of Crisis in the Path of Interfaith Dialogue'.

At the end of the conference, on December 17, the participants will attend an audience with Pope Benedict XVI

Source: MISNA