Three faith talks opened
A NEW initiative to bring Jews, Christians, and Muslims together is being established in Bulgaria, following a visit by Sir Sigmund Sternberg, the Patron of the International Council of Christians and Jews.
During his stay with his wife, he had talks with the Patriarch Maxim of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the Papal Nuncio, Mgr Antonio Mennini, the General Mufti, Salim Mehmed, Mr. Yoseph Levi, President of Bulgaria's Jewish Religious Council and the Revd Steven Hughes, representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury and chaplain to the British Ambassador.
All agreed to set up a "trialogue" between the three faiths, which have a common beginning in the Patriarch Abraham.
Bulgaria was regarded as particularly suitable for a dialogue , because of its excellent interfaith relations. Sir Sigmund hoped the new group would become the 34th international constituent of the International Council of Christians and Jews.