A delicate topic for the Synod: converting Muslims
October 22, 2012
At this month’s Synod for the New Evangelization, several bishops have raised the question of bringing Muslims to accept Christianity.
Although the subject is delicate, because of Islamic laws that impose the death penalty on anyone who forsakes the Muslim faith, some bishops have noted that careful evangelization is possible.
Any dialogue with Muslims is likely to be one-sided, however. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, told Vatican Radio that “in countries where Muslim law is that of the majority, as of now no Muslim accepts that the freedom to change religion, or to choose it, should be inscribed in a legal text."
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