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Afghans burn Pope in effigy, protesting Christian relief agencies

June 09, 2010

Islamic protestors burned the Pope in effigy in Afghanistan, in a demonstration prompted by charges that Christian relief agencies were seeking to convert Muslims. The demonstrators also shouted, "Death to America!" The protest was sparked by charges against charitable agencies that are neither Catholic nor American.


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  • Posted by: vjenkins78814 - Jun. 09, 2010 11:52 PM ET USA

    Our Catholic faith does not discriminate against people who are not of our faith.. If a person freely chooses to come into our faith, that's their choice! We help all those in need of material assistance be they Catholic, non-catholic Christian, Jews, Muslims and others who ask for our help. In the Middle East, Catholic Near East Welfare Association serves the needs of Christians, Muslims, Jews [if needed].

  • Posted by: marttywinston6762 - Jun. 09, 2010 10:32 PM ET USA

    When our bishop took office last year, he was recorded as saying that he was the bishop of all Christians in the diocese, whether they acknowledged him or not. In a certain sense, isn't the Holy Father the pope of all Christians?