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Vatican, Muslims prepare historic meeting with Pope
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Posted on 03/03/2008 2:21:08 PM PST by traumer

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Muslim representatives and Vatican officials begin talks this week that they hope will lead to an unprecedented Catholic-Islamic meeting.

Five representatives from each side will meet on Tuesday for two days in Rome to work out the details of a larger meeting that will include Pope Benedict later this year.

"We have to bring the dialogue up to date following the great successes of the pontificate of John Paul II," said Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini, vice-president of the Italian Islamic Religious Community.

Catholic-Muslim relations nosedived in 2006 after Benedict delivered a lecture in Regensburg, Germany, that was taken by Muslims to imply that Islam was violent and irrational.

Muslims around the world protested and the Pope sought to make amends when he visited Turkey's Blue Mosque and prayed towards Mecca with its Imam.

After the fallout from the Regensburg speech, 138 Muslim scholars and leaders wrote to the German-born Pontiff and other Christian leaders last year, saying "the very survival of the world itself" may depend on dialogue between the two faiths.

The signatories of the Muslim appeal for theological dialogue, called the "Common Word," has grown to nearly 225 since.

"Now there is a need for deeper dialogue on doctrine, theology and the character of religions in today's world and the challenges we face," Pallavicini told Reuters.

"We must try, together with the Pope, to get on a path of dialogue on issues confronting humanity today," he said.

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1 posted on 03/03/2008 2:21:10 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Why not TOWNHALL MEETING... ??


2 posted on 03/03/2008 2:21:49 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Remember your Holiness, they are allowed to lie to us infidels.


3 posted on 03/03/2008 2:23:36 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: traumer
...that was taken by Muslims to imply that Islam was violent and irrational.

Guess what, guys...

Muslim logic 101: Prove that Islam is not a violent religion by rioting and reacting violently when someone says it IS a violent religion.
4 posted on 03/03/2008 2:24:53 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: traumer
the Pope sought to make amends when he visited Turkey's Blue Mosque and prayed towards Mecca with its Imam.

*sigh*
5 posted on 03/03/2008 2:25:12 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: traumer

More waste of breath and time.


6 posted on 03/03/2008 2:25:23 PM PST by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: G8 Diplomat

“talks will include a Turk, a Briton, a Jordanian and a Libyan.... “

... and the Briton will be the MOST RADICAL !


7 posted on 03/03/2008 2:26:47 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

I hope JP II doesn’t lose his head.


8 posted on 03/03/2008 2:30:08 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: traumer
Invite some Jewish people.
9 posted on 03/03/2008 2:30:34 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mike Huckabee: ‘I Majored In Miracles’)
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To: ConservaTexan

I’m thinking that probably won’t happen - :)


10 posted on 03/03/2008 2:31:03 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: ConservaTexan

They better install some good metal detector... I wouldn’t trust those fellahs


11 posted on 03/03/2008 2:31:26 PM PST by traumer
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And what about inviting Hindus too ?


12 posted on 03/03/2008 2:32:31 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

I have lost much respect with this church over this. Where is the outrage? The disgust? All that should not be allowing this meeting to even be considered.


13 posted on 03/03/2008 2:33:46 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: traumer
Catholic-Muslim relations nosedived in 2006 after Benedict delivered a lecture in Regensburg, Germany, that was taken by Muslims to imply that Islam was violent and irrational.

They were probably lower when that Moslem assassin tried to kill the pope.

14 posted on 03/03/2008 2:34:08 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: F15Eagle

I was speaking literally, not figuratively.


15 posted on 03/03/2008 2:34:52 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: ConservaTexan

“I hope JP II doesn’t lose his head.”


Not if the Swiss have anything to do with it.


16 posted on 03/03/2008 2:35:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Ronald W. Reagan and William F. Buckley Jr., both were U.S. Army veterans.)
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To: traumer
And some Danish cartoonists.

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17 posted on 03/03/2008 2:35:46 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mike Huckabee: ‘I Majored In Miracles’)
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To: traumer

The muslims want to convert the Pope.


18 posted on 03/03/2008 2:38:28 PM PST by PeterFinn (I am not voting for McCain. No way, no how.)
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To: ConservaTexan

John Paul the Second has been dead for quite some time now. Where’ve you been?


19 posted on 03/03/2008 2:39:41 PM PST by PeterFinn (I am not voting for McCain. No way, no how.)
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To: traumer

What? Does this mean PB is going to fold?


20 posted on 03/03/2008 2:42:23 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: EagleUSA

Muslims tried to meet with the Pope once before, but were stopped just outside of Vienna in 1683. Nothing has changed.


21 posted on 03/03/2008 2:43:18 PM PST by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: PeterFinn

Oops. With a Clinton running for President, I guess I thought it was 1992-—I hope Benedict XVI doesn’t lose his head.


22 posted on 03/03/2008 2:44:08 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: We Dare Defend Our Rights

Muslims tried to meet with the Pope once before, but were stopped just outside of Vienna in 1683. Nothing has changed.
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Are we looking at the start of the Crusades II ???


23 posted on 03/03/2008 2:47:05 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: traumer

must be bringing terms of surrender and offer of conversion


24 posted on 03/03/2008 2:53:27 PM PST by Flavius (war gives peace its security)
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To: We Dare Defend Our Rights

Excellent, very clever.


25 posted on 03/03/2008 2:59:36 PM PST by jtal
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To: traumer

Better run those MF-ers through a scanner to make sure they aren’t walking bombs.


26 posted on 03/03/2008 3:00:46 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: F15Eagle; traumer
"...prayed towards Mecca with its Imam."

This is just stupid reporting. Pope Benedict XVI was facing Jerusalem with his hand on his pectoral cross. We'd not be surprised if the Imam wants to interpret this as facing Mecca, but it is sheer idiocy for Reuters to do so.

27 posted on 03/03/2008 3:07:01 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Allah FUBAR : ...beyond all recognition.)
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To: EagleUSA
Why this loss of respect? You don't even know what he's going to say. Last time he spoke with Muslim reps about "reciprocity" in the area of religious liberty. It's not what they wanted to hear, but it's what B16 was there to press them about.

Dude! That's his job!

28 posted on 03/03/2008 3:10:11 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Allah FUBAR : ...beyond all recognition.)
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To: traumer

I think that the Pope will be criticized no matter what he says or does. There is no pleasing that group!


29 posted on 03/03/2008 3:20:04 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Mrs. Don-o

They’re not known as al-Reuters for nothing.


30 posted on 03/03/2008 3:27:31 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: EagleUSA

God wants His children to live in peace. The Pope is doing God’s work. While it may not look like anything is accomplished, I will leave the results up to the Holy Spirit.


31 posted on 03/03/2008 3:49:44 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: EagleUSA

BTW - I am not saying that I see a lot coming out of it either, but the Pope must attempt to dialog. And before you lose any more respect for him, tell me.... who else brought up the issue of islamic violence in world discussion? None other than His Awesomeness B16. While he did so in a roundabout fashion, and was critical of the West as well, the Muslims heard what he meant load and clear, and reacted strongly to it.


32 posted on 03/03/2008 3:53:32 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: ConservaTexan

Like I said, I was pretty sure that wasn’t going to happen

:)


33 posted on 03/03/2008 4:05:29 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Patriotic1

While he did so in a roundabout fashion, and was critical of the West as well, the Muslims heard what he meant load and clear, and reacted strongly to it.
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Let us hope you are right. But I do not see radical Islam having any respect for anything or anyone other than their own insanity.


34 posted on 03/03/2008 4:28:58 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: traumer

I don’t think this pope will be caught doing any Koran-kissing. God bless and protect the Holy Father.


35 posted on 03/03/2008 5:57:27 PM PST by informavoracious (Proud Obamaphobe)
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To: B Knotts

The only problem with the name “al-Reuters” is Arabic has no “oi” sound.

Bet you never thought there were grammar police for foreign languages on the forum - LOL :)


36 posted on 03/03/2008 6:21:10 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: G8 Diplomat

LOL...I never thought that...but I’m not all that surprised.


37 posted on 03/03/2008 6:27:49 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Gamecock; Dr. Eckleburg; HarleyD

38 posted on 03/04/2008 8:20:11 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" -- Galatians 4:16)
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To: Alex Murphy

tehehe


39 posted on 03/04/2008 8:40:42 AM PST by Gamecock (The PCA: We're the intolerant Presbyterians.)
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To: Alex Murphy; Gamecock; Dr. Eckleburg
My, my. What a difference 800 years makes.
40 posted on 03/04/2008 3:06:19 PM PST by HarleyD
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