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PRESS RELEASE OF THE ISLAMIC-CATHOLIC LIAISON COMMITTEE, 11.07.2012


PRESS RELEASE OF THE ISLAMIC-CATHOLIC LIAISON COMMITTEE

The Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee held an Extraordinary Meeting in Rome, on July 10, 2012, corresponding to Shaban 20, 1433, presided over for the Catholic side by His Eminence Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and presided over for the Muslim side by H.E. Prof. Dr Hamid bin Ahmad Al-Rifaie, President of the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue.

The participants exchanged views about the relations between Christians and Muslims in the current situation of the world.

In order to continue their deliberations and in the continuity of the dialogue existing since 1995, the two parties agreed on the following:

1) To hold the next meeting of the Committee in Rome, in the first week of July 2013, corresponding to the first week of Shaban 1434, for two full working days.

2) 8 participants from each side will participate.

3) The theme of the meeting will be: "Believers in front of materialism and secularism".

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran
President

Pontifical Council
for Interreligious Dialogue

Prof. Dr Hamid bin Ahmad Al-Rifaie
President

International Islamic Forum
for Dialogue

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