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Cardinal Marx laments persecution of Christians in Muslim nations

April 14, 2017

Speaking during the via crucis procession in Munich on Good Friday, Cardinal Reinhard Marx lamented the persecution of Christians, particularly “in many nations that have been shaped by Islam.”

The prelate called upon leaders of all religions to advocate for the recognition of the right to religious freedom worldwide. “There can be no peace between religions,” he said, unless “all human beings are permitted to live their faith and be respected in it.”

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  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Apr. 15, 2017 11:13 AM ET USA

    How about persecution of Christians in Christian nations?

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 15, 2017 6:43 AM ET USA

    "'There can be no peace between religions,' he said, unless 'all human beings are permitted to live their faith and be respected in it.'" Jihadists do not want peace between religions. What they want is world domination by the "submissive" religion of Islam. Unfortunately they do not submit their own wills to God, but rather to man's interpretations of the writings of a man poorly versed in the religion passed down from Adam to his own time. Public revelation ceased with the death of St. John.