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05/01/08

Iranian delegation meets with Pope


Press TV -- An Iranian delegation has met with Pope Benedict XVI to discuss 'Faith and Reason in Christianity and Islam' during a Vatican visit.

The high-ranking delegation from Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organization arrived in Rome Monday to hold the sixth round of talks with the Holy See.

In a joint statement on Wednesday, both sides said they had drawn similar conclusions on several issues including 'the non-violent essence of faith'.

"Neither reason nor faith should be used by violence; unfortunately, both of them have been sometimes misused to perpetrate violence," the statement read.

The two sides also conceded that religions should be interpreted according to a 'holistic view' and not by selective interpretations of texts taken from their holy books.

Tehran has agreed to host the next round of Iran-Vatican talks in 2010.
 

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