Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pope Protests Murder, Muslim Scholars Insulted

From Catholic Culture:

"Egypt’s Al Azhar University, the world’s leading center of Sunni Islamic thought, has suspended talks with the Vatican in protest over the 'insulting remarks' by Pope Benedict XVI—a reference to the Pope’s statement that Egypt should protect Coptic Christians from mob violence.

The Pope’s protest against a massacre in Alexandria was 'unacceptable interference' in Egypt’s affairs, a spokesman for Al Azhar said. At a January 20 meeting, the spokesman said, the scholars of Al Azhar decided to break off all talks with the Vatican 'indefinitely.'”

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