Every second Saturday of the month, 4 pm - Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ. Followed by refreshments.
Next Liturgy: Saturday 9th September, 4pm

To purchase The Divine Liturgy: an Anthology for Worship (in English), order from the Sheptytsky Institute here, or the St Basil's Bookstore here.

To purchase the Divine Praises, the Divine Office of the Byzantine-Slav rite (in English), order from the Eparchy of Parma here.

The new catechism in English, Christ our Pascha, is available from the Eparchy of the Holy Family and the Society. Please email johnchrysostom@btinternet.com for details.




Tuesday, 17 December 2013

ISLAM - VATICAN OIC: interreligious dialogue as a condition for world peace - Asia News

The Embassy of Turkey to the Holy See releases a statement on the meeting between Pope Francis and the secretary general of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, focusing on the need for greater efforts to encourage religious pluralism and cultural diversity against the spread of fanaticism and prejudice. The communiqué also expresses concern for Syria, and stresses the "historic reconciliation" between Islam and Christianity.
Rome (AsiaNews) - The need for greater efforts to encourage religious pluralism and cultural diversity by fighting the spread of fanaticism and prejudice was the focus of Friday's audience between Pope Francis and Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which brings together 57 Muslim countries, this according to a statement released today by the Embassy of Turkey to the Holy See.

In the communiqué, Ihsanoglu shared with His Holiness his vision about the need for a "historic reconciliation" between Islam and Christianity "based on the [ir] common Abrahamic roots [. . .] in order to support multiculturalism and harmonious societies. His Holiness commended the proposal of the Secretary General and stressed the need to follow it up."

The press release also "stressed" the point "that interreligious dialogue is a necessary condition for peace in the world, and as such it is a duty for adherents of all faith traditions." Read the full report online here: ISLAM - VATICAN OIC: interreligious dialogue as a condition for world peace - Asia News
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