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EU Bishops to meet in London to discuss Christian-Muslim relations

29 April, 2013 - The Council of Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) will be meeting in London from 1-3 May to discuss Christian-Muslim relations. French Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux will chair the meeting, while Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue will be a keynote speaker. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales will be in attendance and will celebrate Mass for the delegates at Westminster Cathedral on the second day of the conference. The 32 participants represent 20 Bishops' Conferences, European Cultural and Church organisations and experts in the field of Christian-Muslim dialogue. On the first day, Fr Andrea Pacini, CCEE Coordinator of the Christian-Muslim network and Secretary for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue of the regional Bishops' Conference of Piedmont and the Aosta Valley addresses the theme of the conference 'Dialogue and Proclamation'. During the second day there will be reflection, dialogue and shared experiences on the religious identity of young Christians and Muslims in Europe. Professor Brigitte Maréchal from the University of Louvain and Dr Erwin Tanner, General Secretary of the Swiss Bishops' Conference are the keynote speakers. Delegates will describe the situation in their respective countries on the final day. Cardinal Tauran will look specifically at 'What is new in the relations between Muslims and the Catholic Church?' (Source: ICN)


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