Islamic-American leaders met with the Vatican’s ambassador in Washington to call for a better dialogue between Muslims and Christians after worldwide Islamic protests over remarks by Pope Benedict XVI.

Representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations delivered a letter to Archbishop Pietro Sambi last week and pledged to oppose “any language or action that tends to shake the friendship and alliance between our faiths.”

“It is our belief that the proper response to this situation is for Muslims and Catholics worldwide to increase dialogue and outreach efforts aimed at building better relations between Christianity and Islam,” said the letter delivered by CAIR legislative director Corey Saylor and legal director Arsalan T. Iftikhar.

Archbishop Sambi called on Christians and Muslims to work together for “peace, liberty, social justice and moral values for the benefit of all humanity.”


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