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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.
02/10/2006 PAKISTAN - VATICAN
Muslims in Pakistan: "We respect pope; his speech was used"
When interviewed, Muslim clerics and scholars accused the media and "forces against peace" of using the pope's words to sow seeds of hatred among Christians and Muslims. There were calls to dialogue and great appreciation for the explanation of Benedict XVI and his meeting with Muslim ambassadors.
17/09/2006 ISLAM VATICAN
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.
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.
Pope: "Stop communion with those far from saving doctrine"
The Church is "love", but it is also "truth", and the successors of the Twelve are called upon to be "guardians" and "witnesses" of the "deposit of love given to the Church, as they are ministers of the charity revealed and given by the Lord Jesus".
Card.Toppo: "Condemn violence and cling to hope of better future"
The cardinal, president of the Indian Bishops' Conference, condemned yesterday's attack against the Muslim community in India and urged people to keep hoping, and to look to Gandhi's message as the key to the future of the country and all mankind.
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