Saturday, September 16, 2006

Pope should apologize...

Leaders across the Muslim world have demanded the pope apologize for his remarks on Islam and jihad, unmoved by Vatican assurances that Benedict XVI only intended to point out the incompatibility between faith and war.

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Saturday urged the pope to apologize and withdraw his controversial comments, according to The Associated Press.

I believe the pope should personally apologize for any offense his remarks may have caused. There is already too much anti-Muslim hysteria in the Western world. Pope Benedict has the opportunity to set a good example. As a Catholic, I hope he'll avail of the opportunity.