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Culture of Encounter Project working papers explore the significance of Pope Francis’ concept across a range of issue areas.

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However, we must go out to meet them, and with our faith we must create a “culture of encounter”, a culture of friendship, a culture in which we find brothers and sisters, in which we can also speak with those who think differently, as well as those who hold other beliefs, who do not have the same faith.

– Pope Francis, Vigil of Pentecost with Ecclesial Movements, May 18, 2013