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World 'The meeting is the message,' Pope Francis says of talks with grand imam

On Monday, Francis met with Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib of Al-Azhar, a prestigious Sunni center in Cairo. The talks come five years after Al-Azhar broke off meetings with then-Pope Benedict XVI. 

Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, reopening an important channel for Catholic-Muslim dialogue after a five-year lull and at a time of increased Islamic extremist attacks on Christians.

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