Vatican official: Dialogue only way to counter extremism

  • 19 January 2016

(Vatican Radio) Father Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, on Sunday said “to counter extremism we have to commit ourselves to a sincere dialogue.”

He was speaking at the First Arab Thinkers Forum at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi.

“Pope Francis believes that the motivation for interreligious dialogue must rest in the mutual commitment to peace and justice, thus making them the basic principles for all exchanges,” Father Ayuso said. “Dialogue creates a school of humanity and becomes instrument of unity, helping to build a better society founded on mutual respect and friendship.”

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