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Mgr Jean-Marie Mpendawatu, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, right, with Fr Federico Lombardi (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/02/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

A girl walks on top of an army tank in Tahrir Square, Cairo (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

Former rector of pontifical institute says political atmosphere in Egypt feels like the end of the Ottoman Empire

Pope Benedict XVI looks at a white dove that was freed at the end of the Angelus prayer yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

Egypt's ambassador Lamia Aly Hamada Mekhemar presents her credentials to the Pope in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

Vatican foreign minister met the ambassador yesterday hours after she was called back to Cairo