Not really true. But I can't fault him for saying this on such an occasion. It's what one would WISH Islam would be. But most of all, he needs to avoid any offense to the Muzzies in the region, for the sake of his Chaldean brethren. I presume he knows only too well that the Muzzies would cut off all their heads at the drop of a hat. He's not in danger, but they are.
In the Religion forum, on a thread titled Vatican: Chaldean leaders gather for crucial election of new Patriarch, Cicero wrote: Quoting Cardinal Sandri
“Christians, living in a predominantly Muslim country, may have fears, but not because of Islam, because Islam is a religion that wants harmony and peace, all that is deformation of Islam such as violence or those who want to impose their religion by force, have nothing to do with Islam. With authentic Islam there is a possibility of genuine dialogue and understanding.”
To which you responded
“Not really true. But I can’t fault him for saying this on such an occasion. It’s what one would WISH Islam would be” (snip)
I don’t know why Latin Catholic hierarchy in particular cannot really challange Islam using this argument
Instead they seem to run around and when it comes time to respond act like an ostrich.