Sunday, September 24, 2006

To Pope Benedict XVI

A Message from His Beatitude Ignatius IV
(Father Hazim of Lebanon)

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East

To His Holiness Pope Benedict XV

No. 3/663

17th September, 2006-09-18

To Your Most Venerable Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Salutations and best wishes for your health:

We have followed with extreme anxiety your statements
and the angry reactions that accompanied them over the
course of the last days. In this regard, we would
like to clarify to Your Holiness some essential points
that Eastern Christians live by and believe in. More
than any others, they have knowledge, experience and
understanding of Christianity and Islam together, for
they have been in a state of coexistence, cooperation
and harmony fromthe beginning of the Islamic mission
until now.

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1 comment:

  1. That was a very interesting read. Jazkallah Khair for the heads up.