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Amid criticism and violence the first balanced views about the Pope's speech appear
Former Iranian President Khatami and current Indonesian President Susilo warn against jumping to conclusions.
Moderate voices in Lebanon urge people to read what the Pope actually said
The Shia mufti of Tyre urges people to what Benedict XVI said with calm and serenity. Patriarch Sfeir sees political motivations behind the reactions in some Muslim quarters.
20/09/2006 PAKISTAN VATICAN
In Pakistan Christians and Muslims study Pope's speech together
Local Church is behind the meeting in Faisalabad. Muslims appreciate the initiative. The Pope's Regensburg speech will be translated into Urdu so that Muslim clerics can greater comprehension.
Pope only wants inter-faith harmony, Pakistani bishops say
Mgr Saldanha, chairman of the Bishops' Conference of Pakistan, calls Benedict XVI's clarification "a positive and courageous step" and hopes that the unfortunate incident would not negatively affect relations between Muslims and Christians.
18/09/2006 Vatican - islam
The Pope and eastern and western terrorism
A great sign of peace from the Pope, say Indian Muslim leaders
The chairman of the Indian Union Muslim League in Kerala and Lucknow's Shia spiritual leader express respect and admiration for Benedict XVI's clarification. Indian bishops stress the Pope's great regards fro the world's religions.
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