The horrific attack on Charlie Hebdo, with at least two terrorists storming into a meeting of the cartoonists and journalists to killing them cold-blooded after calling some of them by their names, has terrified France and started a wave of protests and demonstrations in solidarity with the satiric magazine, and in defense of the freedom […]

The Vatican has published a message from Pope Francis to the world’s Muslims for Ramadan’s conclusion in which he calls muslims and christians to “promoting mutual respect through education”. Saying respect is a mutual “process” of kindness, Pope Francis invited Muslims and Christians to respect each person “first of all his life, his physical integrity, his dignity and the rights deriving from that dignity, his reputation, his property, his ethnic and cultural identity, his ideas and his political choices.”

“The happy coexistence of Islam and Christianity, two religions that have helped to shape great cultures, is what makes for the originality of social, political and religious life in Lebanon. One can only rejoice in this circumstance, which must absolutely be encouraged. I entrust this wish to the religious leaders of your country.” – Pope Benedict XVI