Methinksthe cardinal is a bit naive about this.
"Religion," per se, has absolutely nothing to do with "healing, honor and purity."
"Re" = again, "ligo" = to bind. Ie, "to bind again."
We, in the West, have been conditioned under the consesus of Christianity, that anything "religious" is automatically good and useful towards polite and civil society.
Islam qualifies as "religion," but neither polite nor civil.
religion, he explained, points us to healing, honor and purity."You are correct in that the operative work is not "religion"...it is Truth.
Islam is a false faith. Allah and his prophet Mohammed are "fallen." They are only interested in "ego."
"Ego" is the original sin...the eternal "I"...