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Monday, August 1, 2016
Pope: Don’t equate Islam with violence
Pope Francis refused to equate Islam with violence on Sunday, saying Catholics could be just as deadly and warning Europe was pushing its young to terrorism.
“I don’t think it is right to equate Islam with violence,” he told journalists during his return from a trip to Poland.
Francis defended his decision not to name Islam when condemning the brutal jihadist murder of a Catholic priest in France in the latest of a string of recent attacks in Europe claimed by the Islamic State group.
“In almost every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists. We have them too,” he said. READ MORE