The Pope gave an universal message from “god” during a visit to a mosque in the Central African Republic.
The is parts of a Vatican provided translation of the speech of the head of the Vatican:
Dear Muslim friends, leaders and followers of Islam,
It is a great joy for me to be with you and I thank you for your warm welcome. In a particular way I thank Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi for his kind words of greeting. My Pastoral Visit to the Central African Republic would not be complete if it did not include this encounter with the Muslim community.
Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters. We must therefore consider ourselves and conduct ourselves as such. We are well aware that the recent events and acts of violence which have shaken your country were not grounded in properly religious motives. Those who claim to believe in Allah must also be men and women of peace. Christians, Muslims and members of the traditional religions have lived together in peace for many years. They ought, therefore, to remain united in working for an end to every act which, from whatever side, disfigures the Face of Allah and whose ultimate aim is to defend particular interests by any and all means, to the detriment of the common good. Together, we must say no to hatred, to revenge and to violence, particularly that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of Allah himself. Allah is peace, salam.
Dear friends, I invite you to pray and work for reconciliation, fraternity and solidarity among all people, without forgetting those who have suffered the most as a result of recent events.
May Allah bless you and protect you!
Neither the name of Jesus, nor “Christ” was mentioned in the message of the Pope. But the Pontiff spoke about God. Therefor I took the artistic freedom to replace the word “God” with “allah”.
And this is what I got.
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.
No doubt that the message of the Pope fell in good soil among the Muslims. His message could have been copied in Friday sermons in every mosque all over the World.
Written by Ivar