The Heresies of Apostate Francis-Bergoglio knows no bounds!!
Bergoglio appears set to become the ‘first pope’ to visit the Great Mosque of Rome, one of the largest Islamic places of worship outside the Arab world, not long after visiting the city’s historic Great Synagogue.
Although the Vatican hasn’t confirmed it, the president of the Union of Italy’s Islamic communities said Tuesday that the visit could happen on Jan. 27. His visit to the city’s historic Great Synagogue came on Jan. 17.
Speaking to the Italian network TV2000, sponsored by Italy’s Catholic bishops, Imam Izzedin Elzir also said a delegation from the community of Rome’s mosque will be in the Vatican Tuesday afternoon to emphasize the importance of the decades-old dialogue with the Catholic Church.
“Today more than ever it’s necessary to stress the importance of this dialogue,” Elzir said. “There’s no doubt that the pope’s visit will help this process.” The Islamic leader, who has met Francis on different occasions, also said that the pontiff’s humility and closeness has had a positive impact in the Muslim community.
Elzir said that a papal visit to the mosque would be an “an important gesture which shows that religions dialogue, talk to each other, [and] visit each other’s places of worship.”
Amid growing violence perpetrated by Islamic-inspired terrorists in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, Elzir said those who use the name of God to justify killing have “nothing to do with religion, but are instead pursuing political interest and power.”
Elzir concluded the interview with TV2000 praising Francis, saying that the Argentine pontiff is “not only good for the Christian world but for all mankind, because he’s addressing issues dear to believers and non-believers.”
If Francis does visit the Mosque of Rome, he would be the first pope do so. It would be Francis’ fourth visit to a mosque as pope. It would mark the ninth time overall that a pope has entered an Islamic place of worship.
The pope has made interreligious dialogue one of the cornerstones of his papacy, and has maintained a close friendship with both Jewish and Islamic leaders, such as Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud, both from Argentina.
When he announced the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, Francis noted that both Judaism and Islam “consider mercy to be one of God’s most important attributes” and said he trusted the Jubilee “will foster an encounter” with these religions.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are the three major Abrahamic religions; that is, monotheistic faiths emphasizing and tracing their common origin to Abraham or recognizing a spiritual tradition identified with him.
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