Archbishop Murphy Appointed To Pontifical Council For Inter-Religious Dialogue

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed new members to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The Vatican press office made the announcement on March 8.

Archbishop Murphy Pakiam together with 18 other members has been appointed to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID).

The PCID was instituted on Pentecost Sunday, 1964, by Pope Paul VI. It is the central office of the Catholic Church for the promotion of interreligious dialogue in accordance with the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, in particular the declaration Nostra Aetate.

Its responsibilities are to promote mutual understanding, respect and collaboration between Catholics and the followers of others religious traditions; to encourage the study of religions and to promote the formation of persons dedicated to dialogue.

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