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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
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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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