Monday, June 10, 2013

Pope Francis contradicts Pope Benedict on Islam

At the time, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina and now Pope Francis, was reported to have expressed “unhappiness” with Pope Benedict XVI’s use of the quotation from Manuel II Palaeologos. According to published reports, Cardinal Bergoglio said,
”Pope Benedict’s statement[s] don’t reflect my own opinions…. 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 twenty years.”

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