Pope speaks

What do we make of this from the Pope, except that you have to head off restless natives at the pass.  They go wild sometimes.  On the other hand, being "deeply sorry" you offended someone is not saying you were wrong, just that their taking offense is not what you had in mind. 

On the other hand, he said it’s not his opinion that some of Muhammed’s are "evil and inhuman."  He was inviting them to “frank and sincere dialogue, with great mutual respect,” to which we must say, Lotsa luck.

He could take a tip from the Australians, as below

"We live in a world of terrorism where evil acts are being regularly perpetrated in the name of your faith," Mr Robb said at the Sydney conference.

"And because it is your faith that is being invoked as justification for these evil acts, it is your problem.

"You can't wish it away, or ignore it, just because it has been caused by others.”

On yet another hand, they burn churches, don’t they?  And shoot nuns.  And there are neither papal terrorists nor missiles nor surveillance drones. 

"You either have to say this 'I'm sorry' in a proper way or not say it at all,” complained the Turkish state minister.  “Are you sorry for saying such a thing or because of its consequences?"

If he would just grovel.

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