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Pakistani bishops condemn Qu’ran burning

Catholic World News - March 23, 2011

The bishops of Pakistan have condemned the March 20 burning of the Qu’ran by a Florida Protestant pastor. Two Pakistani churches were attacked last year after Rev. Terry Jones said that he would burn the Qu’ran.

“I condemn this act of sheer madness that does not represent Christian values or the teachings of the Church,” said Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha, president of the bishops’ conference. “We regret to note that someone who calls himself a pastor is ignorant of his religion and normal decency.”

“By the very message of their faith, Christians are obliged to respect other faiths and people,” he added. “Therefore the Christians of Pakistan, who are law abiding and themselves a marginalized community, condemn this incident in the strongest terms. We demand that the government of the United States of America deal with this provocative act in accordance with the law.”

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Mar. 24, 2011 1:13 PM ET USA

    My bad: Wayne Sapp burned a Koran with Terry Jones observing this week. This condemnation, I suspect is an attempt to prevent the expected retaliatory violence by Muslims against Christians.

  • Posted by: imanxufan9901 - Mar. 24, 2011 12:14 PM ET USA

    Like they respect the Christian religion! Give me a break!

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Mar. 23, 2011 10:34 PM ET USA

    Oh no. Are we going to get daily reminders of that clown Terry Jones as well as the Danish cartoons to fuel the religion of perpetual outrage - from bishops, no less? Reality check - Jones only announced an intent to burn the Koran but did not do so. Another reality check - it's legal to burn the American flag, the Bible, or the Koran in the US.

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