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ISLAM - VATICAN
Two churches struck in Nablus as Muslim countries criticize pope
Palestine, Kuwait, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and even The New York Times have called on the pope to apologise. There are calls for Muslim ambassadors to leave the Vatican. Syria, Iran and al-Qaeda could play games.
16/09/2006 VATICAN - ISLAM
Pope is sorry, reaffirms esteem for Islam and rejection of violence
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, new Vatican Secretary of State, today issued a statement clarifying the words of Benedict XVI in Regensburg.
Sheikh of Al-Azhar: no to fundamentalism, open to dialogue with all
The head of the world's largest Sunni cultural institution criticizes the words of Benedict XVI in Regensburg but denies any clash of civilizations.
18/09/2006 Vatican - islam
The Pope and eastern and western terrorism
25/09/2006 VATICAN ISLAM
Pope: dialogue between Muslims and Christians "a vital necessity"
Meeting diplomatic envoys from 22 Muslim majority countries, Benedict XVI upheld the value of "inter-religious and inter-cultural" dialogue among believers of different religions in a world that tends to exclude the value of transcendence. There was mention of the need for reciprocity in religious freedom. The entire text of the pope's speech has been published, translated in Arabic too.
Pope: believers reject the “corruption” of violence and “cultivate” reason
Benedict XVI repeats the Regensburg concept on the enlightened reason of faith. On Mount Nebo he affirms the “inseparable bond which united the Church and Jewish people”. Appeal that Iraqi Christians are guaranteed “fundamental rights of peaceful coexistence with their fellow citizens”.
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