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The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is affirming that Catholics should not fear Islam, but rather welcome the chance for deepening their faith through interchange with Muslims.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran affirmed this in Granada during his Feb. 10 opening address for a two-day congress sponsored by the Faculty of Theology of Granada. The congress was titled “Christianity, Islam and Modernity.”

“We must not fear Islam,” the prelate affirmed, “but I would say more: Christians and Muslims, when they profess their own faith with integrity and credibility, when they dialogue and make an effort to serve society, constitute a richness for the latter.”


  1. Quin Finnegan says

    The problem, I suppose, is when people "profess their own faith with integrity and credibility" by hacking other people's heads off.

    This cuts both ways, of course.

  2. Quin Finnegan says

    badum bum

  3. Jonathan Webb says

    The key term is, "dialogue and make an effort to serve society."

    While we wait for that blessed day I'm keeping my powder dry.

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