And I was just asking if the pope has ever come out against Islam. I know he was speaking to American Bishops about America but I just wondered. Forget I asked. Thanks.
Yes, he has and yes, he has talked about Europe too.
The Pope doesn't "come out" against other religions and that includes Islam. That's not part of his job description. He's the leader of the Catholic Church. I assume you interpret his statement here as "coming out" against America. If true, that's sad. The Pope is stating a self-evident truth about America's current situation and future direction. The truth hurts.
What the Pope frequently does do is appeal for human rights and freedom of religion wherever Christians are persecuted, especially in the Middle East. Often on a weekly basis and usually to colossal indifference from folks around here. Iraq would be a prime example. If you've not noticed that then you're not paying attention.
Funnily enough, the previous Pope spoke out against our disastrous Iraqi adventure and warned us not to get involved. He was roundly abused on these boards by Freepers and told to shut his mouth. Judging by the way you've reacted to his statement here, you might have been one of them. Unfortunately, he was right. We've constructed an Islamic republic and contributed to the exodus of Christians from this region at the cost of several thousand American lives.