Vatican City: The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI has received a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The Vatican did not release the contents of the message. But the website of the Iranian presidency said on Sunday that Ahmadinejad had called for cooperation by "divine religions" against secularism.
The website said he also thanked Benedict for his stance
against a Florida pastor who had threatened to burn the Quran
on the 9/11 anniversary. The pope and other Christian leaders
urged the pastor to reconsider his plans, which he eventually
Vatican spokesman the Rev Federico Lombardi said the
pontiff received the letter during a brief meeting with one of
Iran`s vice presidents at the end of his weekly general