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Syria’s Grand Mufti accepts Pope’s apology

September 21st, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

“The clarifications supplied by the Pope are more than sufficient, although I would ask for, if possible, more explanation,” he said.

Ahmad Badr El Din El Hassoun made the statement after a meeting with the Vatican’s Ambassador to Syria.

There were no demonstrations in Syria against the Pope’s intolerant words: he quoted a fourteenth century Byzantine Emperor who said that the Prophet Mohammed “brought nothing but evil and inhumanity to the world.”

The previous Pope John Paul II was in favour of dialogue with the Muslim world, and did much to strengthen relations. He was the first Pope ever to visit a Mosque – it was the Ummayid Mosque in Damascus which he chose.

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  • 1 Anonymous // Sep 21, 2006 at 9.49 pm

    The only way out for that stupid pope was to confess that he was wrong, that one does not quote someone with whom one does not agree or then one says so and he did not. Being sorry for having hurt people’s feelings is not an apology.
    He should never set a foot in a muslim country. Nobody needs that and the christians least of all. As a (former) catholic, I am ashamed of this sorry representative.

  • 2 Anonymous // Sep 21, 2006 at 11.12 pm

    my dog is more chatolic than you, I suppose…..

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