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The Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims is a body within the Roman Curia tasked with maintaining positive theological ties with Muslims. It is distinct unit within the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the President of the council is also President of the commission.

The Secretary of the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims is Khaled Akasheh,[1] who became head of the Council's Office for Islam on 16 June 2003.[2]

The commission has its own consultors, who are appointed by the pope.

Pope Francis named several new consultors on 21 February 2020. They included a Nigerian priest; two Jesuits, one French based in Rome and one Indonesian; and three lay scholars from Italy, Germany, and the United States.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Monsignor Khaled Akasheh". KAICIID Dialogue Centre. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 16.06.2020" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 16 June 2003. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Inter-religious affairs: Pope appoints Rev. Fr. Omonokhua consultor". Daily Trust. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 21.02.2020" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.