Pope 'sincerely regrets' he offended Muslims
however, he doesn't apologize:
Vatican stops short of apologizing for remarks Benedict made during trip
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Leaders across the Muslim world demanded Pope Benedict XVI apologize for remarks linking Islam and violence, but the Vatican stopped short of doing so Saturday, saying instead the pontiff “sincerely regrets” that Muslims were offended.
Benedict’s speech in Germany this week unleashed a torrent of rage among Muslims and stirred fears of violent anti-Western protests like those that followed the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
ahem...now for my editorial: here's the catholic king pin, not lifting a finger to order catholics to demand and pray for peace, knowing full well the most christian nation on the globe is gung-ho for war, and he has the balls to call the muslims "violent" people.
i have yet to see this pope decree that catholic churches stop politicking for candidates and start praying for world peace. since he's obviously not into world peace, how can he throw stones living in a glass house?
the muslims fight the west in the name of allah, or god, the christians fight the muslims in the name of democracy. is there really a difference?
here is a guy who is supposed to be the right hand man of god, the ruler of christianity, the example people look up to and about the only thing he does is no different than when miss america says "i want to fight world hunger". this pope, the king of catholics, gives no impression he seeks peace, but instead seems to encourage christians hating muslims by his recent statements.