» 09/14/2006, 00.00
Controversy about Pope and Islam useless, open to manipulation
Benedict XVI's references to Islam in a lecture he gave at the University of Regensburg have generated protests and discussions in India, home to 120 million Muslims. Catholics defend the Pope and criticise the media for publishing remarks that are taken out of context and oly fuel the controversy.
Pope tells university to seek truth and goodness instead of presumption and division
The following is the text of the address that the Holy Father Benedict XVI was supposed to have given during a visit to Rome's Università degli Studi "La Sapienza", scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, and cancelled yesterday (English translation by AsiaNews).
Pope worried only about the "religious motivation of violence"
In an official statement, the Holy See responds to the angry criticism vented at Benedict XVI by some Muslim leaders who call on him to apologise to Islam as whole for his conceited, unfortunate and arrogant attitude.
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On the feast of Saint Joseph, Benedict XVI tells fathers and mothers to look to the saint as an example of trust. In Cameroon, the presentation of the working document for the Synod for Africa. In a cordial meeting with Muslims, the pope again talks about faith and reason. "God loves you," he tells children who have been abused and forced to become soldiers.
India and the Regensburg ‘lectio’: opening reason to faith
Bishop Dabre said the ‘lectio’ of Benedict XVI held the basis of respect for different cultures and hence the need for the dialogue. The West promotes beauty of appearance but there is also the beauty of the soul.
Card.Toppo: "Face Islamic protests with truth, courage and prayer"
The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India has told AsiaNews that the recent protests against the speech of Benedict XVI in Regensburg are a great gift to the Church, to be used at this historic moment in time to launch serious and lasting inter-faith dialogue.
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