Paul VI, street address within the Islamic communities of Uganda, August 1, 1969
a€?within prayers, all of us bear in hi5 mind the individuals of Africa. The typical perception through the Almighty professed by thousands and thousands refers to along upon this continent the graces of his or her Providence and admiration, primarily, tranquility and unity among all its sons. We believe certain that as interpreter of Islam, we interact our very own prayers around the Almighty, which he may offer all African believers the will for pardon and reconciliation many times commended from inside the Gospels as well as the Qura€™an.
a€?Our pilgrimage these types of holy cities is certainly not for purposes of stature or electricity. It is actually a simple and hardcore prayer for peace, through intercession for the wonderful protectors of Africa, just who gave up their unique everyday lives for love for the company’s opinion. In remember the Roman Chatolic and Anglican Martyrs, we all gladly recall in addition those confessors with the Muslim confidence who have been the first ever to sustain passing, around 1848, for declining to transgress the precepts of these faith.a€?
John Paul II, target towards Catholic people of Ankara, Turkey, December 29, 1979
After quoting Nostra Aetate 3, as furnished overhead, according to him: a€?My brothers, anytime I contemplate this spiritual culture (Islam) in addition to the advantage they have for man and for people, its ability of promoting, specifically in the students, guidance for lifetime, submitting the space placed by materialism, and giving a dependable base to sociable and juridical group, I ponder if it is not urgent, specifically right now if Christians and Muslims get came into a time period of background, to distinguish and establish the religious alliance that connect us all, being shield and increase with each other for its advantage of all people, a€?peace, freedom, cultural justice and moral valuesa€™ like the Council calls here to try to do (Nostra Aetate 3). Continue reading