Saturday, September 29, 2007

Lucia Muslims need to work for peace

I wonder how this will go down? Though, rather than talking about "peace", which to a Muslim could be interpreted as subjugating the entire world to Islam in order to attain peace, this message is specific about the rejection of violence.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Friday [28 Sept 2007] urged Muslims to reject violence, work with Christians for peace and to teach their children to love and respect all people and not become "cultural or religious blocs opposed to one another."

The Vatican's top official in charge of relations with Muslims, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, issued the traditional message to Muslims to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

In it, he urged Muslims to enter into a dialogue with Christians to "help us to escape from the endless spiral of conflict and multiple tensions which mark our societies."

It was the most pointed appeal to Muslims from Tauran, who was named in June to head the newly reopened Vatican office that specializes in relations with Muslims, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
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