Key Catholic Scholar on Islam Discusses Progress of Dialogue
(19 February 2009-RV)"Dialogue and Truth Claims in Christianity and Islam is the title
of a conference which was hosted yesterday by the Pontifical Institute for Islamic
and Arabic studies in Rome. Father Christian Troll, a German Jesuit, is one of the
Catholic Church's leading scholars of Islam and a key figure in the Catholic-Islamic
dialogue launched by Pope Benedict XVI's September 2006 Regensburg Lecture and the
Common Word Initiative. Speaking yesterday at the institute Father Troll said the
criteria for progress in dialogue centres on how charity is understood and lived out.