Catholic Church Muslim persecution of Christians



The Catholic Church stands more to lose with it its silence, than by confrontation.

This is the major reason Christian groups all over the Muslim world are openly and freely being victimized, the Muslims do not see any kind of confrontational response coming from any of the main Christian organizations, Catholic Church included.

Lebanese bishop

The Vatican and Islam

06/05/2013 22:55

As the world focused on a pope’s election and the enthusiasm that immediately followed, another significant religious event escaped detection.

Vatican Assembly

Vatican Assembly Photo: Reuters

As the world focused on a pope’s election and the enthusiasm that immediately followed, another significant religious event escaped detection.

Two weeks after Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis I, a prominent Italian commentator who converted from Islam to Catholicism in 2008 announced he would leave the Church.

Magdi Allam – an emigrant from Egypt who fights Islamism in Europe and who was baptized by Pope Benedict XVI – wrote in his March 25 column for Milan’s Il Giornale that he was leaving “because this Church is too weak with Islam.”

Allam is right.

Since Pope John Paul II’s tenure, the Catholic Church has refused to hold Muslim theologians and clergy accountable for the hatred and violence many of them preach. Instead, the Vatican promotes dialogue and mutual understanding at all costs – even at the cost of moral credibility.

John Paul II condemned what he called a “culture of death,” referring to the West’s tolerance for abortion and birth control. Yet when faced with a more virulent culture of death – a Palestinian Authority that promotes genocide by teaching children to become suicide bombers – the late pope fell silent. Given Pope Francis’ history and recent actions, Israelis and Palestinians can expect more tired, limp rhetoric about peace that hides Catholicism’s sentimental complacency.

When Pope Benedict attempted to challenge Islam in his famous address at Regensburg in 2006, the future pope Francis publicly distanced himself from Benedict’s remarks. As the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Bergoglio said Benedict’s comments “don’t reflect my own opinions,” and “these statements will serve to destroy in 20 seconds the careful construction of a relationship with Islam that Pope John Paul II built over the last 20 years.”

As London’s Telegraph reported March 15, the Vatican responded by removing another Argentine archbishop from his post after he expressed a similar opinion.

Bergoglio reacted by boycotting a synod that Pope Benedict called.

“The only thing that didn’t happen to Bergoglio was being removed from his post,” Argentine columnist Horacio Verbitsky wrote in 2008.

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