Roman Catholic

Pope Francis Wants the West to Have a Dialogue With Islam

Also ask the world to do more to help the world's poor

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(Reuters)—Pope Francis urged the West on Friday to intensify dialogue with Islam and appealed to the world to do more to combat poverty and protect the environment.

Speaking in Italian, the new pontiff said richer countries should fight what he called "the spiritual poverty of our times" by re-forging links with God.