Objectively speaking, the primary political and spiritual adversaries of the Jewish people (the descendants of Jacob) have always been Christians (the descendants of Esau) and Muslims (the descendants of Ishmael).
“I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges” has long been Pope Francis’s mantra.
Be that as it may, one thing is certain: sincere dialogue ultimately empowers that which is true, and thus good—even if it leads to temporary friction;
The two foremost representatives of Christianity and Islam, Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb—the Grand Imam of Al Azhar who was once named the “most influential Muslim in the world”
“Which is preferable, the joyful materialism of nouveaux riches Emiratis or the extremism of the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic State, Hezbollah, Hamas and other groups of the kind?”
In short, when it comes to confronting Islam with honesty and sincerity, and standing up for the faith, Pope Francis woefully fails to live up to the brave friar whose name he appropriated.
Pope Francis told a Jewish delegation on Monday that “a Christian cannot be an anti-Semite.”
Pope Francis led a summit of Christian leaders on how to promote peace in the Middle East on Saturday and said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would not resolve conflict in the region.
What would happen if the world took Pope Francis’ advice (via a tweet)? “Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war,” said the pontiff.
In his sixth annual Easter Sunday address given in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Pope Francis called for “reconciliation for the Holy Land, also experiencing in these days the wounds of ongoing conflict that do not spare the defenseless,’ clearly referring to Gazan casualties, most of who were known Hamas terrorists, killed while trying to breach Israel’s border.