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Vatican cardinal: Pope Benedict’s Regensburg address was ‘prophetic’

November 11, 2016

Dialogue with Islam in light of Islamic terrorism and the rise of ISIS was a leading topic of discussion at the recent fall meeting of the French bishops at Lourdes.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, attended the meeting and said at a press conference that Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on Islam in his 2006 Regensburg address were “prophetic” in light of what has transpired in recent years.

“Islam and Christianity are two religions with a universal vocation; it is normal that there be frictions,” Cardinal Tauran said at a press conference, according to La Croix. “But the difference is that we propose, they impose.”


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  • Posted by: filioque - Nov. 11, 2016 6:39 PM ET USA

    Excellent! Now we can start talking about the fact that Islam is not just a religion but an all-encompassing rule of life, including government. It is incompatible with the US Constitution. That is what the Church should understand and what Americans must recognize. If we are worried about Muslim immigration it is because Islam cannot be reconciled with American democracy.