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Vatican cardinal laments violence against Egypt’s Christians

Catholic World News - August 21, 2013

The prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches has told Vatican Radio that “the destruction of Christian churches” in Egypt is “unacceptable.”

“The revival of the country must take place in respect of the human person, in the mutual respect of all religions, in respect for religious freedom,” said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri “We have to think that God’s commandment to love one another is valid for everyone, both Muslims and Christians.”

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Aug. 21, 2013 8:37 PM ET USA

    I guess Hosni Mubarak wasn't so bad after all.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Aug. 21, 2013 8:19 AM ET USA

    The cardinal neglects to mention that Christianity's understanding of God is that He commands us to love one another, but that's not the understanding of Islam. Islam orders care for other MUSLIMS, but not for kafir, i.e. anyone outside the religion dreamed up by the false desert prophet. He should also note that violence against Christians isn't just permitted by the Koran, it's mandated. It's past time Church officials abandon their pollyannaish attitude toward Mohammedanism.

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