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Pope: “Catholics and Muslims one family loved by God our creator”

“Catholics and Muslims must show the common belief that we are members of one family loved by God our Creator, and uphold the dignity of every human person”.

 

This is a statement by the Pope Benedict XVI  in 2008, recorded by Zenit News Agency, a Catholic news provider. The Pope addressed the members of the newly formed Catholic-Muslim Forum at the conclusion of its three-day seminar.

The forum is comprised of 29 members of each creed and was formed by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and representatives of the 138 Muslim leaders who sent an open letter to Benedict XVI and other Christian leaders in October 2007.

No longer do the Vatican do much to hide that the Pope is an anti-Islam. He is welcomed and loved by adherents, Muslims and Catholics alike.

This Catholic-Muslim Forum worked out a resolution, blessed by the pontiff. This includes an acceptance of Islam as a religion that can save people.

“This love, as indicated by the Holy and Beloved Prophet Muhammad, is prior to the human love for the One True God. A Hadith indicates that God’s loving compassion for humanity is even greater than that of a mother for her child”.

The Protestant Christian response to the Pope”s initiative to include Muslims in “Gods family” is interesting reading. Both the Presbyterian Church in the USA and United Methodist Church agree with the Vatican.  Take a look at some of the supporting letters below this article.

Source: Zenit

Article in Catholic online.

 

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