The Pope has begun a week-long visit to Jordan and Israel with words of respect for Islam. From the JPost:
“My visit to Jordan gives me a welcome opportunity to speak of my deep respect for the Muslim community, and to pay tribute to the leadership shown by his majesty the king in promoting a better understanding of the virtues proclaimed by Islam,” Benedict said shortly after landing in Amman.
A traveler sends along photos from Nazareth of Muslim preparations for the Pope’s visit. The large building in the background is the Church of the Annunciation, which the Pope is scheduled to visit on Thursday.
3 thoughts on “The Pope, Islam, and Nazareth”
My Norton Internet Security 2009 said the site with the enlarged pictures was unsafe with 3 different threats on it. I would suggest not clicking on the links embedded in the pictures.
It appears that someone is on a weekend furlough from the treatment center and got access to a computer with internet.
I was initially encouraged by Benedict’s forthrightness, but unfortunately calling Islam violent causes Muslims to become violent.