The election of Pope Francis has been hailed as an invitation to dialogue from other religions. Euronews correspondent in Turkey met Cemal Usak, a Muslim intellectual, according to whom the new pope represents a new hope, “John Paul II was very open to dialogue, especially with Muslims. Pope Benedict, was, on the contrary, very closed – remember Usak – We can say that the confrontation between Muslims, Christians and other religions at the time of Benedict XVI was close to zero. For the first time we have a Jesuit Pope and this change is revolutionary. ” Islamic Conference Organization is hoping for a friendly relationship with the Catholic leadership. The Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, will also attend the inauguration of Pope, an invitation that has never happened before.

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