Leaders of the world’s two largest faiths reconciled with a hug and a kiss

pope-imamWith a hugely symbolic hug and an exchange of kisses on the cheek, Pope Francis and the grand imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar Mosque, which houses a 1,000-year-old university, took a major step toward restoring relations between major branches of the world’s two largest faiths, Roman Catholicism and Sunni Islam. The two met privately for 25 minutes in the pope’s private library at the Vatican.

“This meeting is the message,” the pope told the imam, Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb.  Continue reading…

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