Pope Responds to Muslim’s Irrational Over-reaction

by Steve Ray on September 16, 2006

Cardinal Bertone, the second in command in the Vatican since his appointment as Secretary of State, released a statement to clarify what the Pope actually said and meant in his speech a few days ago. The Pope's comments were misconstrued by many Muslims and caused a furor in many Islamic countries.

I think we should be more frank about Islam but I understand the Pope's position and desire to dialog. I suspect "ecumenical" efforts with Islam are a waste of time but I guess it is the Christian thing to do. Many Christians in the Middle Ages concluded you don't dialog with radical Islam, you fight it.

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