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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting in May (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Acting on Pope Francis’s wishes, a Vatican official is in Cairo to visit al-Azhar University

Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of Al-Azhar, will be received at the Vatican on Monday (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

The Pope will receive the highest authority in Sunni Islam at the Vatican on Monday

The Vatican says Bernie Sanders is unlikely to meet Pope Francis during his Vatican visit (AP)

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The Benetton store in central London: their advertising campaign features world leaders kissing one another

Vatican spokesman said advert showed ‘a serious lack of respect for the Pope’ and was offensive to Catholics

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, left, talks with Mustafa Ceric, head of the Bosnia Islamic Community (Photo: PA)

We weren’t wrong to begin dialogue, but it seems now to have gone as far as it can

Sheik Ahmad Mohamed el-Tayeb, president of al-Azhar University in Cairo, is flanked by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, at a conference in Washington DC (Photo: CNS)

If there are any ‘moderate Muslims’ around, let’s hear from them

Vatican officials and Muslim scholars at a three-day forum in Rome (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

Boycott by scholars in Egypt comes after Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks about anti-Christian violence