Singapore may Host World Meeting of Religious Authorities

November 22, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

By this time next year, Singapore could be a platform where leading international religious authorities come together to seek and promote greater understanding of each other's faith.

Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong personally discussed this possibility with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone at the Vatican City on Monday.

The suggestion of an inter-faith dialogue was first mooted in June in Singapore during the visit of a special envoy from the Holy See.

This is Mr Goh's second official visit to the Vatican City.

And it comes at a momentous time in a troubled era, when a clash of ideas between religious extremists and the rest of the world is presenting a very real threat to global stability.