Mar 12, 2011

Pope identifies Antichrist in New Book

Excerpt from Catholic Herald
The Pope has condemned religiously motivated violence, describing it as a “favourite instrument of the Antichrist in his new book about the life of Jesus published today.

In Jesus of Nazareth – Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, published by the Catholic Truth Society, the Holy Father criticised the idea that violence in the name of religion is justifiable...

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, permanent representative of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, cited a statistic that 75 per cent of those killed because of their religion across the world are Christian. He was speaking at the 16th ordinary session of the Human Rights Council on religious freedom.

Pope Benedict has consistently spoken out against religiously motivated violence, including in his famous 2006 Regensburg lecture, in which he said: “Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul.”
He began the year by condemning sectarian violence, including attacks against Christians in the Middle East.
In October he will host a meeting of religious leaders in Assisi to discuss how they can promote peace, 25 years after Pope John Paul II held a similar event. But soon after the meeting was announced the Islamic Research Council of the University of al-Azhar in Cairo, the highest authority of Sunni Islam, said it was ending dialogue with the Vatican after the Pope spoke out against anti-Christian violence in Egypt.
From the video, you'll see verses from Mohammed's Koran that exhorts just that - to commit violence in the name of Allah.  If video fails, click here or go to

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