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INTERVIEW WITH ARCHBISHOP LEO BOCCARDI APOSTOLIC NUNCIO OF THE HOLY SEE (VATICAN AMBASSADOR) TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

SHAFAQNA- 1. Can you please introduce yourself and give your general background?   For  those  who  read  and  understand  their  life  with  faith  it  is  natural  to  discover  the plan of God for their life.…

INTERVIEW WITH ARCHBISHOP LEO BOCCARDI APOSTOLIC NUNCIO OF THE HOLY SEE (VATICAN AMBASSADOR) TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

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SHAFAQNA- 1. Can you please introduce yourself and give your general background?   For  those  who  read  and  understand  their  life  with  faith  it  is  natural  to  discover  the plan of God for their life.…

Vatican to hold Islamic prayers for the first time in history

SHAFAQNA - On Sunday for the first time ever the readings from Quran will be heard at the Vatican. This move was initiated by the Pope Francis in order to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians. During his visit last week to Jordan…

VATICAN STATEMENT accuses Polish politicians of creating fear of Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - As Poland prepares to welcome Pope Francis for World Youth Day a statement from the Vatican has denounced an “artificially created fear of Muslims” in the country which it says is being fed by some political parties. The problem,…

Christians have a mission to convert all Muslims, says Vatican official

SHAFAQNA - Cardinal Kurt Koch, who leads ecumenical relations for the Vatican, made the comments at an interfaith meeting in Cambridge Christians have a mission to convert all Muslims, according to one of Pope Francis’s senior aides. Cardinal…

Catholics, Muslims highlight shared beliefs for social and political life

SHAFAQNA - Catholic and Muslim experts in interreligious dialogue have issued a joint communique stressing their shared beliefs as a basis for peaceful coexistence and cooperation for the common good. The statement includes eight points of…

Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli calls on unity in meeting with Vatican official

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli stated that if the followers of the Abrahamic religions properly follow their prophets, there wouldn’t be any conflict between them and added that the Takfiri ideology, terrorist groups and proxy wars are…

Pope Francis calls on Iran to bring peace back to the Middle East

SHAFAQNA - A Vatican statement issued after the meeting spoke of the "relevant role Iran is called on to play" to find political solutions to the problems afflicting the Middle East. Pope Francis earlier this week met with Iranian President…

Pope Francis May Visit Rome’s Great Mosque

SHAFAQNA- A visit to one of the largest mosques outside the Muslim world may rank among the most symbolically powerful moments in Pope Francis’s tenure at the Vatican and comes at a time when immigration and terrorism have strained interfaith…

1,500 Year Old Bible Says That Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified

SHAFAQNA - A 1,500 year old bible has been seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation in which it is revealed that Jesus Christ was never crucified on the cross as commonly believed. According to this ancient version…

Muslims Vs Vatican in Cricket Diplomacy

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SHAFAQNA - Extending bridges of interfaith relations, a Muslim cricket team will be travelling to Rome to play against Vatican next October 17. “We now have a trip to Rome to play the Pope’s team to look forward to in October. A brilliant…