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A handshake, a kiss and a hug at historic meeting of Catholic and Muslim leaders

A handshake, a hug and a kiss were exchanged at a historic meeting of Catholic and Muslim leaders at the Vatican.

Pope Francis welcomed the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim learning centre, in a clear sign that half a decade of suspended ties between the two religions were over.

They spoke privately for 25 minutes.

The pontiff said the fact that he and Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib were speaking at all was important. His Cairo-based guest froze communication with the Catholic Chur…
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