Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Yes!

Avoid "syncretist" approach, Pope urges Assisi meeting

Sep. 04 (CWNews.com) - In a message to the 20th Inter-religious Meeting of Prayer for Peace, being held in Assisi this week, Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) cautioned against "syncretistic interpretations" and "relativistic concepts" in inter-faith activities.

At the time of the original inter-religious meeting held at Assisi on October 27, 1986, as an initiative promoted by Pope John Paul II (bio - news), then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had expressed grave reservations about the event. Now, in a message to Bishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi, he sought to put the event in context.