November 22, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Benedict XVI addressed Catholic and Shiite Muslim leaders
on Wednesday on the closing of a three day conference focused on justice
. “I offer a cordial greeting to the participants in the conference on C atholic and Muslim cooperation in promoting justice in the contemporary world,”
said Benedict XVI.
During the meting, he urged them to continue their work to foster cooperation and interreligious dialogue between the two faiths.
The participants agreed upon a set of principles shared by both faiths.
Among them, were their common belief in one God providing a holistic
understanding of justice, their belief in human dignity, and how justice can adapt to challenges.
They also agreed that religious leaders have a responsibility to denounce injustice
, and to promote greater cooperation between the faiths.
The next meeting between the two groups will take place in Tehran in 2014