Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Christian persecution in Iraq
The Vatican has called on Muslim leaders to denounce unambiguously the persecution of Christians and Yazidis in Iraq – and hinted that it is considering breaking off dialogue with Islamic representatives if they fail to do so.
In a statement on Tuesday, the department in charge of inter-religious dialogue said: “The dramatic situation of the Christians, the Yazidis, and other minority religious and ethnic communities in Iraq demands that religious leaders, and above all Muslim religious leaders, people engaged in inter-religious dialogue and all people of good will take a clear and courageous stance. All must be unanimous in their unambiguous condemnation of these crimes and denounce the invoking of religion to justify them.”
In a departure from its customary language in the highly sensitive area of inter-faith relations, the Vatican statement asked: “Otherwise, what credibility will religions, their followers and their leaders, have? What credibility could the inter-religious dialogue [which has been] patiently pursued in recent years have?”
Da până acum ce rost au avut acele ,,dialoguri“? Oare nu acesta este tocmai ,,rezultatul“ lor? Nu au fost destule alte ,,fapte de neimaginat ale musulmanilor “ facute in Africa si in alte parti? Se pare ca Biserica Ortodoxa, direct apasata de musulmani la Constantinopol, stie mult mai bine decat Papa cu ce se mananca islamul … si cât de ,,deschiși“ sunt ei pentru ,,dialog“.