Pope says Christians must be open to dialogue, but remember Gospel
Published: May 15, 2006
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In today's globalized world where people from so many different cultures and religions are coming face to face, Christians are called to be open to dialogue with others without forgetting to propose the Gospel message, Pope Benedict XVI said. Interreligious dialogue has become "the daily bread" for the church in its service to others, especially migrants, refugees and other people on the move, the pope said May 15. The pope's remarks were made during an audience with participants attending the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers' plenary session. The meeting, running May 15-17, discussed migration and mobility from and to countries with a Muslim majority. The pope praised all efforts being made "to create, with immigrants, relationships of mutual understanding and respect, which are very useful in overcoming prejudice and closed mentalities." But he reminded Christians that evangelization is still an integral part of the Christian mission.
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