I Wouldn’t Be So Quick to Invoke John Paul’s Name

…my little Muslim friend.

“We hope that Pope Benedict XVI will follow the steps of Pope John Paul II, who carried out a series of constructive steps to conduct an interfaith dialogue,” Al Sabah said.

Perhaps it wasn’t in your local paper. I can assure you he had no patience with autocrats ~ religious or otherwise. He would gladly visit to minister, saint that he was…but it was at your peril.

And sometimes it was really, really hard to keep your desk when he left.
UPDATE and BUMP: Goodie. He (Pope Benedict) stuck to his “I’m sorry you don’t have the sense Allah gave you” guns.

Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that he was “deeply sorry” about the angry reaction to his recent remarks about Islam, which he said came from a text that didn’t reflect his personal opinion.
“These (words) were in fact a quotation from a Medieval text which do not in any way express my personal thought,” Benedict told pilgrims at his summer palace outside Rome.
…“At this time I wish also to add that I am deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address at the University of Regensburg, which were considered offensive to the sensibility of Muslims,” the pope said Sunday.

2 Responses to “I Wouldn’t Be So Quick to Invoke John Paul’s Name”

  1. AL DAMORE says:

    All people of the world should pray for the continued safety and productivity of Pope Benedict. Muslim reprisals have begun and it would be a terrible thing for another Pope to face another Muslim assailant. I fear it is only possible to have a dialogue with the Muslims on Muslim terms. Pity.

  2. A warm Swill Welcome to you, AL.
    But I’m afraid it wouldn’t be a ‘dialogue’ with Muslims on Muslim terms ~ should we acquiesce it would be a ‘dictation’.

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