Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Vatican hosts Iranian-Vatican study meeting

Rome, 29 April (AKI) - The sixth bilateral meeting between Vatican representatives and clerics from the Islamic Republic of Iran began on Tuesday.

"Faith and rationality" is the theme of this meeting.

The talks between prominent Iranian clerics and authoritative members of the Vatican hierarchy will conclude on Thursday.

The Iranian delegation is being led by Mehdi Mostafavi, the director of the Organisation for Islamic Culture and Communication, while Jean Louis Touran will be representing the Holy See.

The two sides also talked on Tuesday about "the necessity to resist the ever more frequent insults to monotheistic religions and prophets which are made by the press and irresponsible politicians."