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By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine, February 15, 2019
It’s often been said of Pope Francis’s bridge-building initiatives with Islam that the traffic over the bridge goes only in one direction—away from Rome and toward Mecca.
This also seems to be the case with the pope’s “historic” trip to the United Arab Emirates last week. Although the resulting document requires concessions on the part of both sides, it’s unlikely that the Muslim parties will stick to their end of the bargain. On the other hand, it’s quite likely that Catholics will be strongly encouraged to yield a point or two of doctrine. In keeping with what is now standard practice, the new “teachings” contained in the document will be rushed into Catholic schools and seminaries before the ink is dry.
Don’t misunderstand. The “Document on human fraternity for world peace and living together” does make some demands on Muslims. For example, after establishing that freedom of belief is of divine origin, the document goes on to say: “therefore, the fact that people are forced to adhere to a certain religion, or culture must be rejected…”…Read entire article here: crisismagazine.com/2019/more-sugarcoating-of-islam-from-pope-francis