After controversial video, Vatican hosts serious discussion on Islam

By Alessandro Speciale| Religion News Service, Published: October 19, 2012

Washington Post: VATICAN CITY — As a Vatican delegation prepares to leave for civil war-torn Syria, the Catholic Church’s fraught relation with Islam has emerged as one of the main themes at a major gathering of the world’s bishops in Rome.

The debate was stirred by a leading cardinal who, on Saturday (Oct. 13), showed a controversial video called “Muslim Demographics” which purports to show Islam’s growing global influence. The video was shown during a Vatican-organized synod of bishops on new ways to evangelize in the modern world.

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2 replies

  1. After his infamous speech of 2006, the Catholic church has been violently rocked by child abuse scandals.

    Should not the Catholic Church’s fraught relation with it’s own membership be the main theme at a major gatherings of the world’s bishops?

  2. After his infamous speech of 2006, the Catholic church has been violently rocked by child abuse scandals.

    Should not the Catholic Church’s fraught relation with it’s own membership be the main theme at major gatherings of the world’s bishops?

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