His assertion that
"It's not right to identify Islam with violence. It's not right and it's not true. I believe that in every religion there is always a little fundamentalist group....If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence"
has, as the BBC reports (the approval of his remarks by the leftist broadcaster being, nonetheless, almost tangible, in its counter-examples), outraged many members of said
Unimpressed by his interpretation of the present conflict, the boys from Isis have issued a blunt message for His Holiness, though given his proclivities, it's unlikely to stop him turning a blind eye as well as the other cheek.
This foolish, dangerous man seems unwittingly bent on making the requiem for Father Jacques the requiem for us all.
(Update: Don't miss Professor Denis MacEoin's new article "The Pope and Holy War" here)
And of course the Pope is not the only opinion leader in the West, clerical or lay, who refuses to see the enemy, much less see the enemy's designs for what they are.
Contrast this proudly straight-talking guy regarding the future of Europe!
The anti-Trump brigade will (try to) have a field day with this!
"What happened, Angela?":
Meanwhile, re Hillary...
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