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The Pope’s New Coptic Secretary: Islam is a “Culture of Death”
Jihad Watch ^ | 5/4/14 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 05/05/2014 7:56:19 PM PDT by marshmallow

This is odd and surprising. It would seem most likely that the Pope wanted a secretary from the Islamic world to show his favorable view of Islam, and is unaware of Father Yoannis Lahzi Gaido’s previous statements. He will undoubtedly soon find out, however, if he hasn’t already, and what happens then will be interesting.

Here is Blazing Cat Fur’s modified Google translation of a German-language article: “The Pope’s new Coptic secretary: Islam is a ‘culture of death,’” Blazing Cat Fur, April 29, 2014 (thanks to Jamal):

Pope Francis has a new secretary who speaks Arabic and has very clear words about Islam. It is no coincidence.

The new secretary, Father Yoannis Lahzi Gaido, is a Copt from Egypt, where Christians are a beleaguered minority who have had experience with Islam for 1,350 years. His realistic view of Islam lacks any Western gloss.

(Excerpt) Read more at jihadwatch.org ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Islam; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: copts; islam; vatican

1 posted on 05/05/2014 7:56:19 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

this us a very unexpected development I MUST say!!


2 posted on 05/05/2014 8:02:10 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: marshmallow

Oh noes....


3 posted on 05/05/2014 8:02:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: marshmallow

There is a tad more support for his declaration than for G .W.’s religion-of-peace metaphor


4 posted on 05/05/2014 8:04:07 PM PDT by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: marshmallow

I think he’d have a Coptic guy because that person would know FULL WELL the evils of Islam, not to show he wanted to get along with Islam.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 8:10:14 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: marshmallow
The Pope’s new Coptic secretary: Islam is a ‘culture of death

What Blazing Cat Fur thinks about that


6 posted on 05/05/2014 8:10:37 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: marshmallow

BTW the 700 Club this week had week of prayer, WOW great speakers every day at noon, was powerful

Wed was a wonderful Priest, every catholic should listen to him, he has the ear of the Pope, and past couple Popes, basically Pastor to the Pope, wonderful man of God

Raniero CantalamessaFather Raniero Cantalamessa is the preacher to the Papal Household, a member of the Catholic Delegation for the Dialogue with the Pentecostal churches, an author, speaker, and former Professor at the Catholic University of Milan. Father Cantalamessa is passionate about Christian unity and speaks around the world on the importance of unity within the Church, which is the work of the Holy Spirit.

http://event.cbn.com/weekofprayer/2014-spring/?EventID=160106&cpid=DM1404281


7 posted on 05/05/2014 8:13:38 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Sounds like “Truth To Power” as the left likes to say.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 8:17:15 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Islam Delenda Est)
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To: marshmallow


9 posted on 05/05/2014 8:26:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: marshmallow

Who is he to judge?


10 posted on 05/05/2014 8:35:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: marshmallow

I don’t buy that the Pope would not be full well aware of a Coptic Christian’s views on Islam.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 8:57:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: marshmallow

**Islam is a “Culture of Death”**

BTTT!


12 posted on 05/05/2014 10:20:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

Not very ecumenical is he???


13 posted on 05/05/2014 10:41:50 PM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: marshmallow
“The Pope’s new Coptic secretary: Islam is a ‘culture of death,’”

That may be true but when it comes to the "culture of death", they can't compete with the DemocRAT Party.

14 posted on 05/05/2014 10:44:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: marshmallow

Say it again! We may have a little Good Cop, Bad Cop dialog going on. Each Pope must devise his own way to make his full message understood.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 10:47:32 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: marshmallow

It is clear, the Saudi’s don’t control the Church, like they do so many American politicians and policies.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 1:53:26 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: marshmallow

AMEN!


17 posted on 05/06/2014 3:17:25 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: JoeProBono

Siding with the DEVIL.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 3:18:36 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

the demoncrats are mild pussies compared to Islam — killing innocents since the 7th century...


19 posted on 05/06/2014 3:22:09 AM PDT by Cronos (ObamaÂ’s dislike of Assad is not based on AssadÂ’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: JoeProBono

The pope must be doing something right to be the target of radical islamists.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 3:53:15 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Islam Delenda Est)
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To: marshmallow; Mrs. Don-o

For a MSM that seems to be fascinated with this Pope, this intriguing factoid should be headlines.

Shouldn’t it?


21 posted on 05/06/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Now you see it, now you don’t.


22 posted on 05/06/2014 4:27:36 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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To: bboop

Pope Benedict on Islam.

http://www.wnd.com/2005/07/31474/


23 posted on 05/06/2014 9:08:43 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: don-o; marshmallow
Another interesting point:

"Among the friends of the new secretary is another well-known Egyptian, the famous Muslim Magdi Cristiano Allam, a journalist and writer who converted to Christianity, and was baptized by Benedict XVI at the Easter Vigil in 2008 in St. Peter’s Basilica."

A good sign, for those who have eyes to see.

24 posted on 05/07/2014 10:33:18 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." - Jesus Christ - Matthew 19:17)
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