The pontiff’s comments and the fiery protests that followed strain the tenuous dialogue between Muslims and Christians worldwide
Muslim-Americans living in the Chicago area are weighing in on Pope Benedict’s apology for comments he made last week about Islam. The pontiff’s remarks sparked violent protests in parts of the world.
CHICAGO — It’s the comment heard around the world, and Pope Benedict XVI’s quote about Muslims is prompting protests and even violence in some areas.
CAIR-Chicago Discusses The Pope’s Comments and Muslim Reaction
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