Wire Service: AP
On October 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Pope Benedict XVI [has] appoint[ed] a Providence College professor to help improve relations between Christians and Muslims. Theology professor Sandra Keating will be one of two Americans to serve on a six-person committee created to improve interfaith communication and relations. Keating participated in a Christian-Muslim discussion of human rights in Rome last year. She says Muslims respect the Catholic Church, and [the church] can help foster better relations because it isn’t tied to a particular government."