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U.N. chief says crises show need for interfaith amity

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) delivers his speech as KAICIID Secretary General Faisal Abdulrahmen bin Muaammar (L-2nd R), Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, Islamic League President Abdullah Al Turki, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, Spanish Foreign Minister Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil and Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran listen during the opening ceremony of the...more

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) delivers his speech as KAICIID Secretary General Faisal Abdulrahmen bin Muaammar (L-2nd R), Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, Islamic League President Abdullah Al Turki, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, Spanish Foreign Minister Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil and Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran listen during the opening ceremony of the "King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue" (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Guests of honour, KAICIID Secretary General Faisal Abdulrahmen bin Muaammar, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, Abdullah Al Turki, President of the Islamic League, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, Spanish Foreign Minister Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil and Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran (L-R) listen, during the opening ceremony of the 'King...more

Guests of honour, KAICIID Secretary General Faisal Abdulrahmen bin Muaammar, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, Abdullah Al Turki, President of the Islamic League, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, Spanish Foreign Minister Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil and Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran (L-R) listen, during the opening ceremony of the 'King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue' (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt walks next to Abdullah Al Turki, President of the Islamic League, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, Spanish Foreign Minister Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil and Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran (L-R), during the opening ceremony of the 'King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and...more

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt walks next to Abdullah Al Turki, President of the Islamic League, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, Spanish Foreign Minister Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil and Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran (L-R), during the opening ceremony of the 'King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue' (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligous Dialogue at the Vatican, delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the 'King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue' (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligous Dialogue at the Vatican, delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the 'King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue' (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Bartholomaeus I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the 'King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue' (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Bartholomaeus I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the 'King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue' (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Guests of honour, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, listen during the opening ceremony of the 'King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue' (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Guests of honour, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, listen during the opening ceremony of the 'King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue' (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn and guests of honour listen during the opening ceremony of the "King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue" (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn and guests of honour listen during the opening ceremony of the "King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue" (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Guests of honour listen during the opening ceremony of the "King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue" (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Guests of honour listen during the opening ceremony of the "King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue" (KAICIID) in Vienna November 26, 2012. The Saudi-backed centre for worldwide interfaith dialogue will officially open on Monday evening. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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