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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the launch of the centre (Photo courtesy of KAICIID)

The centre, based in Vienna, might actually be illegal in Saudi Arabia itself

A soldier patrols the border of South Sudan amid skirmishes (Photo: CNS)

New secretary of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue says experience in Sudan was enriching

A Salafi group has said Muslims should avoid eating tomatoes because of their cross-shaped interior

There are sane and moderate Muslims: but will they ever predominate?

Benedict XVI has charmed the faithful with his holiness and humility (PA photo)

Seven years in, the Pope has inspired Catholics and shown he has an authentic vision for the Church

Pope Benedict XVI signs Africae Munus, the Apostolic Exhortation about the future of the Church in Africa

Muslims who oppose fundamentalism should recognise the Pope as an ally

Pope Benedict XVI talks with Ali Dere, a professor for Islamic theology at the university of Bonn (AP Photo/Wolfgang Radtke, pool)

Benedict XVI says the importance attached to faith by many Muslims is at times ‘provocative’ in secular society

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