The Pope’s Pilgrimage to Al-Azhar

A professor of Islamic Studies at the Pontifical Institute in Rome, Father Samir Khalil Samir, also an Egyptian, characterizes the Pope’s diplomatic approach to Muslims, “who are the second-most important group in the world, to have a dialogue and understanding.” Khalil adds:

“I think it’s important to say things with charity, with friendship, but to say things as they are: that it cannot continue like this; we have to rethink Islam. This is my vision. They cannot take the texts of the seventh century literally as they are in the Quran. He [the Pope] does not dare to say something like that because he doesn’t know the Quran well enough, and so on. So I understand his position, but it would be better to have a clearer and more frank discussion — with openness, but also with some realism.”

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  • deplorabledave

    Could the worm of islam turn?

  • Starlord

    We need a new Pope that comes out and says Islam is the sword. Until it can show reformation it’s at war with the west and peace. Then some politicians will have to go with the tide and stop immigration… enough of the islam is the religion of peace and my favourite… women in islam have more rights than western women… and Islam invented women’s rights.

    Sweet Lord they are lying fucks and PM uh duh umm just eats it up.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Dope Francis….

    • John the Mad

      Doper Justin …..

  • Shebel

    Realism is what we ALL need—–

    That Catholics need a new Pope.

    The Muslims need a new Prophet.

  • If Pope Francis knows the Koran, then he should know that it is a heretical text.

  • Two people of Italian Catholic ancestry that make me ashamed of my Italian Catholic ancestry: Nancy Pelosi, and Jorge Bergoglio (aka the Pope).

  • Spatchcocked

    So what you’re saying is the the Dopey Pope runs off at the mouth about shit he don’t understand….
    Gee….that’s what I figured out a year or more ago.
    So fire the silly dangerous meathead already.
    Get us another Benedict. We’re going to war here.

  • LairdKintyre

    He aught to stay there and become an Iman. Then maybe they can elect a Man for Pope this time.

  • favill

    Is it bad for me to hope a Jihadist saws this guy’s head off (then posted on social media)? Perhaps that is what it will take to get Catholics to fight against Islam again.