Not too long ago, Pope Benedict got the whole world in an uproar by suggesting that Islam has a violent past and should, rather, focus on establishing relations with others by way of reasonable discourse. Now, he is at it again. Here’s a quote:
“Genuine religion … stands at the base of any authentically human culture,” he said. “It rejects all forms of violence and totalitarianism: not only on principles of faith but also of right reason.”
We shall see what the consequences of such language will be.