Pope pleases Muslims, disappoints Protestants

Source: The Local

Pope Benedict XVI met representatives of the German Muslim community on Friday before leaving Berlin to head for the heart of Lutheranism.

 

While Muslim leaders were pleased with his inclusive comments, he left some Protestants disappointed he did not make more of an ecumenical gesture.
“We believers have a special contribution to make towards building a better world,” he said during the meeting with Muslim leaders. “If our actions are to be effective, we need to grow in dialogue and mutual esteem,” added the pontiff, 84.

Christian and Muslims had many things that bind them, which can act as an example to society, Benedict said. “I am thinking, for example, of the protection of the family based on marriage, respect for life in every phase of its natural course or the promotion of greater social justice,” he said.

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Categories: CHRISTIANITY, Germany, Islam

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