Positive Steps with Islam Noted VATICAN CITY, NOV. 25, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Cardinals meeting with Benedict XVI before Saturday's consistory noted positive steps in the relationship between the Church and Islam.
Aide: Pope Favors Dialogue with Islam VATICAN CITY - In his response to the letter sent by 138 Muslim scholars, Benedict XVI says he believes in "sincere and frank dialogue" with Islam.
Teddy Bear Theology ROME, DEC. 10, 2007 (Zenit.org).- A reminder of the problems for Christian minorities in Islamic countries came recently with the case of a British school teacher jailed in Sudan.
Cardinal Arinze: Conversion to Christ Is Liberation VATICAN CITY, DEC. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Francis Arinze says that the proposal of faith in Christ by missionaries pays tribute to the human freedom of Africans and their ability to know and love that which is good and true.
Sant'Egidio Hails New Jersey Death Penalty Vote ROME, DEC. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The lay Catholic Community of Sant'Egidio asked the city of Rome to light up the Colosseum when New Jersey's governor signs into law a bill abolishing the death penalty in that state.
Holy Father Hoping for Solution in Lebanon VATICAN CITY, DEC. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says he is praying that Lebanese leaders have the strength and courage to seek the common good for their nation, above personal interests.