VATICAN CITY, October 01, 2009 (Frontier Star): President Asif Ali Zardari, who is on official visit to Italy met with the spiritual leader of Roman Catholic Pope
Benedict on Thursday and discussed with him interfaith harmony, minorities rights and religious tolerance, private TV channel reported.
Other biggest losers in the list are US Democratic Senator, Chris Dodd at number four, US swindler Bernie Madoff at number three, and the Roman Catholic Pope
on the second spot for his 'out of touch with the real world' view.
It is the 25th meeting between a Roman Catholic pope
and a US president, sessions that span 89 years, five pontiffs and 11 American leaders.
Skillfully translated from the original Italian by Antony Shugaar, Against Ratzinger is a close study of the message of the current Catholic Pope
, Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), scrutinizing his life and theology as well as comparing him to his predecessor Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II).
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Benedict XVI World Report, National Catholic Register & Zenit)
John Paul II was the first-ever Roman Catholic Pope
to be what?
Indeed, Muslim-Christian relations have bloomed with careful tending and nurture since Pope Francis took charge in 2013 as the 266th Catholic pope
. This pope wants to make those gains count with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Ahmed El Tayyeb, forgetting the bad blood of the past, while looking with faith and hope to the future.
It is the first time a Catholic pope
is visiting the Gulf region.
The papal visit -- the first made by a Catholic Pope
to the Arabian Peninsula -- reflects the constitutional right of all residents to freely practice their religion.
Roman Catholic Pope
Francis sent a letter to the patriarch congratulating him.
The Coptic Orthodox Church clarified on Saturday that the declaration signed by Pope Francis and Pope Tawadros II concerning rebaptism was only a "joint statement" and not an agreement, and that it was only a "documentation for the second visit of the Catholic Pope
to our Coptic Orthodox Church," according to a statement issued by the church.
CAIRO, April 28 (KUNA) -- The Catholic Pope
's Francis will start an official historic visit to Egypt Friday to promote interreligious dialogue and tolerance.
Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was the first ever between a Roman Catholic pope
and a Russian Orthodox patriarch.
No one expects a Catholic pope
to march in a gay pride parade or distribute condoms in the schools.
Balloons arranged in the shape of rosary beads were suspended over the stage, and Christian groups performed dances for the pontiff, the third Catholic pope
to visit Lebanon, as people sang for hours ahead of his arrival.