Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics to engage in “firm and humble” dialogue with Muslims, in an address to bishops from Germany, which has a sizable Muslim minority.
Pope Benedict said Catholics should manifest their beliefs with the same conviction as Muslims, who “are attached with great seriousness to their convictions and their religious rites.”
This brings out my inner Sunday School Teacher:
- Don’t think the Pope means cringing dhimmitude when he says humility. If you will turn to your catechism, you will find humility as regards one’s neighbor discussed in full.
- As for “firmness” I believe the Pope is looking for something that might be a happy medium between Osama bin Laden and Roger Mahoney.