Pope Requests ‘Friendship And Respect’ For All Religions
Pope Francis met with religious leaders of the world’s major faiths at the Vatican.
The Roman Catholic Church would “promote friendship and respect between men and women of different religions,” the pope said, a day after his formal inauguration in St Peter’s Square.
“We can do a lot for the good of people who are poor, who are weak, who suffer… and to promote reconciliation and peace,” the pope told them.
Representatives of Orthodox Christianity, Judaism and Islam were among those present at the meeting.