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The author gives an overview of Pope Benedict’s life and how he distinguished himself in the past as a powerful but controversial conservative factor in the Vatican.
The Roman Catholic Church and the BBC are involved in a heated debate over a documentary program, which accused Pope Benedict XVI of encouraging secrecy in dealing with cases of clergy sexually abusing children, while he was a cardinal. The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of...
The controversial Islamic writer Jamāl al-Bannā reveals his views on the reasons behind religious violence, ijtihād and Islamic conquests.
Egyptian newspapers present mixed reactions to Pope Benedict’s "apology" for comments he made earlier this month on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. In light of the already tense atmosphere in the Muslim world, a Berlin opera company canceled Mozart’s ’Idomeneo’ for fear of protest over...
Angry reactions to Pope Benedict’s remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad continued for a second week. Some Muslim figures, including Iranian President Ahmadinejad and Malaysian Prime Minister ‘Abd Allāh Ahmad Badawī, have accepted the pope’s regret at the furious reactions to his remarks...
A group of prominent experts from different academic backgrounds and ideological orientations, both Muslim and Christian, discussed whom the Regensburg lecture was really aiming at and how the current crisis could be constructively faced. They called for a reconsideration of the basis on which...
The statements of the pope about Islam confirm “many often heard prejudices about Islam” says Prof. Wagīh, who is a member of the Higher Islamic Council of Egypt.
This text was the author’s contribution to the round table discussion on the lecture of Pope Benedict XVI, held by the Program for Dialogue of Civilizations (PDC) at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, November 2, 2006.
Arab-West Report Editor in-Chief, Cornelis Hulsman, asked Archbishop Fitzgerald, the Catholic nuntius in Egypt, about the statements of Pope Benedict on Islām. Archbishop Fitzgerald speaks Arabic, knows the Islamic world well and plays Qur’ān important role in Muslim-Christian dialogue. The...
Drs Hulsman analyses the lecture of Pope Benedict, noting that the text showed that his lecture was unfortunate but the translation made it even worse. The report notes several translation mistakes from the original German text to English. The Arabic texts were then translations of the English....

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