Wow, I was under the impression that Pope Francis was dedicated to not doing anything that could possibly offend Muslims.
I wonder how many people have died because if Islam?
Kudos to Pope Francis. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Renaissance Europeans had no politically correct illusions. They had an inherent realization and understanding that Islamic culture and religion was simply incompatible with Western civilization. The historic battles at Malta, Vienna, Grenada and Lepanto were grim reminders of this fact. Its good to see those heroic Italians remembered and honored. It is also time for the West to admit that massive Muslim immigration has been a catastophre.
Thanks for reminding me to pray.
Any opportunity to teach people about the 1500 year old islamic war on the rest of the world is a good thing.