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Sat Nov 29, 2014, 10:21 AM

 

Pope calls for interreligious dialogue to stop terrorism

Pope Francis, currently visiting Turkey, has called for interreligious dialogue "so that there will be an end of all forms of fundamentalism and terrorism."

The Pope said fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, were key to stopping Islamist militants carrying out "grave persecutions" in Syria and Iraq, referring to the Islamic State.

Speaking at the start of a three-day trip to Turkey, Francis said "terrorist violence" showed no sign of abating in Turkey's southern neighbours, where Islamist insurgents had declared a caliphate and persecuted Shi'ite Muslims, Christians and others who do not share their ultra-radical brand of Sunni Islam.

"It is essential that all citizens - Muslim, Jewish, and Christian - both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties," the Pope stated.

Francis faces a delicate mission in Turkey, a majority Muslim but constitutionally secular state, in strengthening ties with religious leaders while condemning violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20141129/world/pope-calls-for-interreligious-dialogue-to-stop-terrorism.546043

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 10:22 AM

1. Good Luck Frank.

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 10:26 AM

2. Maybe next he'll call for interreligious dialogue to condemn child abuse.

 

Oh, wait...

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Response to mr blur (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 10:31 AM

3. How did that work out ?

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 11:11 AM

4. He's so deeply contradictory and hypocritical....

 

"It is essential that all citizens - Muslim, Jewish, and Christian - both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties."
I guess he forgot to say 'unless they are gay and then they should not have the same rights and duties' because that is what he actually believes.
But whatever. He calls us demonic and that reminds me of Darren Wilson, not of the Jesus figure.

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