- Welcoming Visitors
The PCID receives many visits from religious leaders. They are invited to dialogue with staff members (where appropriate, audiences are arranged with H.H. the Pope). There are also meetings with bishops coming to Rome for their five-yearly "ad limina" visits, and with other groups of visitors
The President and the Secretary visit local churches to become more familiar with the local situation and to encourage dialogue. On these occasions they visit leaders of other religions and different institutions in order to promote better understanding and collaboration
The Council organises dialogue meetings, or more often participates in such meetings organised by other bodies, at regional, national or international levels. These meetings may be bilateral or multilateral
- Foundation 'Nostra Aetate'
The PCID has set up a Foundation whose purpose is to promote dialogue, mainly by according grants to people of other religious who wish to study Christianity
A number of books and pamphlets have been published on different aspects of interreligious dialogue. The Council usually publishes the Acts of the dialogue meetings it organizes. A bulletin, called "Pro Dialogo", is published regularly three times a year, containing significant Church texts on dialogue, articles, and news of dialogue activities throughout the world. An Interreligious Dialogue Directory has also been published
- Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims
The PCID has a special commission for relations with Muslims. This is composed of a President, Vice-President and Secretary, and has a small group of eight Consultors. It engages in studies on different aspects of Christian-Muslim relations.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Rome, Italy - World - World - Rome, Italy - World - Rome, Italy