Vatican cardinal: Pope Benedict’s Regensburg address was ‘prophetic’
BY ROBERT SPENCER
In his 2006 Regensburg address, Pope Benedict cited the 14th-century Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus regarding the preaching of violence in a religion, stating:
“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached…”
Cardinal Tauran said: “Islam and Christianity are two religions with a universal vocation; it is normal that there be frictions. But the difference is that we propose, they impose.”
But is there any room in the Catholic Church for someone who says such things now? It is a de facto dogma of Francis’ Church that Islam is a religion of peace. We shall see if Pope Francis takes action against him.
…Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, attended the meeting and said at a press conference that Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on Islam in his 2006 Regensburg address were “prophetic” in light of what has transpired in recent years.
“Islam and Christianity are two religions with a universal vocation; it is normal that there be frictions,” Cardinal Tauran said at a press conference, according to La Croix. “But the difference is that we propose, they impose.”