Updated: Archbishop Paul-André Durocher will be recognized for efforts in advancing the discussion of female deacons and promoting female leadership within the Catholic church.
Violence in the name of God does not represent the true nature of religion and must be condemned by all faiths, Pope Francis said.
Cardinal Peter Turkson said Pope Francis has been strongly influenced by discussions from the Vatican conference in April that rejected just war theory.
The pope and other religious leaders marked the 30th anniversary of the first interreligious meeting and prayer for peace organized by St. John Paul II in 1986.
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