In a moment that sent shockwaves of disbelief, Pope Francis praised Islam, while denigrating Christianity’s history.
The Pope suggested that Islam is not a violent religion—at least, not any more than Christianity, several news outlets reported.
“I don’t think it is right to equate Islam with violence,” Pope Francis said. “In almost every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists.
We have them too. “If I have to talk about Islamic violence I have to talk about Christian violence. Every day in the newspapers I see violence in Italy, someone kills his girlfriend, another kills his mother-in-law, and these are baptized Catholics.”
The Pope’s remarks were met with outrage by many in the Christian faith.
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