Can Pope Francis prevent a holy war with Islam

Damage to Our Lady of Salvation Syriac Catholic Church, after Oct. 31, 2010 attack in Baghdad

Discussions ricochet around Pope Francis’ ability to reconcile the Catholic Church’s bureaucracy, theology and practitioners. But for a man of Francis’ scope and skill, this is too narrow an assignment. His real task, for which he is ideally situated, is to prevent the world’s descent into religious war…

…Pope Francis has long recognized the honorable aspects of Islam. When he expressed sympathy for Muslims who defend the Quran as “a book of peace” and prayed in the Blue Mosque of Istanbul facing Mecca, he was drawing on long ties with Muslim believers. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, he visited the Islamic Center in his city, wrote a greeting in the visitor book using the Muslim prayer-title for God (”I give thanks to God, the Merciful”) and became a friend of the center’s president.

He is a man with deep personal connections to other religious leaders, and he is able to discern the varying strands and historical stages of their faiths…


The holy war is already going on. And guess who’s winning? What are these writers thinking?

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  • simus1

    WaPo – purveyor of nonsense to America’s top looting elites.
    Pope Flaky Frank would certainly get their vote no problem.

    • He says he’s gonna retire in 3 years anyway.

      • BillyHW

        I sure do hope our next pope is Catholic.

        • Heh’)

        • Frau Katze

          Good one!

        • Blacksmith

          ZING! Well played Billy, well played.

        • WalterBannon

          How about just settling for one that is Christian?

          • Exile1981

            Or that isn’t a shill for the UN.

          • BillyHW

            Baby steps.

  • Martin B

    No the Pope can’t prevent a holy war that started in 622 AD, but a Crusader Pope could help us win the holy war. It’s a shame we don’t have one.

  • Blacksmith

    The holy war is already going on. And guess who’s winning? What are these writers thinking?
    First of all “thinking” I believe that is beyond their purview.
    Second, The pisslamist are the only ones fighting, until the rest of the world wakes up they are going to continue to win. The bombings are not what I would call fighting and that is just the way the current administrations in the western world seem to want it. The optics of a war don’t play well.

  • WalterBannon

    Can Pope Francis prevent a holy war with Islam????

    Duh, he can not prevent something that has already started.

    The only question is will he stand on the side of good, or with evil Islam?

  • pop

    It’s never going to change if a god deity exists in human history