Pope to hold peace summit with religious leaders

Saturday 01 January 2011 12:21

Pope Benedict said today he will host a summit of world religious leaders in the city of Assisi in October to discuss how they can promote world peace.

The meeting will take place on the 25th anniversary of a similar encounter hosted by the late Pope John Paul in 1986. That historic meeting in the birthplace of St Francis was attended by Muslim and Jewish leaders as well as heads of many other religions.

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