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Pope Benedict XVI meets leaders of Germany's Central Council of Jews yesterday (AP Photo/Wolfgang Radtke, pool)

Benedict XVI says the Church feels ‘a great closeness’ to the Jewish people

Muslim activists in Srinagar, India, protest against the Pope’s Regensburg lecture in September 2006                      AP Photo/Dar Yasin

After Regensburg the silence is deafening

On the fifth anniversary of the Pope’s seismic lecture Douglas Murray says that we are betraying persecuted Christians in Muslim lands

A scene from Of Gods and Men, about the martyrdom of the Tibhirine monks

One priest suggests they cannot be Christian martyrs if they repeatedly worshipped a false god

Rageh Omaar pictured in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

The Koran is believed to be the immutable word of God, and so, unlike the Bible, cannot be seen historically

Benedict XVI visits the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey (CNS photo/Patrick Hertzog, Pool via Reuters)

The documents of Vatican II did address Islam in passing, though they seem a little optimistic now

Though it has been several months since the riots in Egypt that left more than 800 dead and 5,000 injured, the country remains in flux

Pope Benedict XVI speaks at a meeting of religious leaders at St Mary's University College Chapel in Twickenham, London (Toby Melville/PA Wire)

It’s about building ‘fraternity and peace': anything wrong with that?

John Paul II pictured with other religious leaders at Assisi in 1986 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pope and other religious leaders will make speeches and sign a commitment to peace when they meet at Assisi in October

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the SSPX, ordains a priest in Econe, Switzerland (Photo: CNS/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

Bishop Fellay points to problems created by John Paul II beatification and interreligious gathering in Assisi

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