Thursday, July 20, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI: "Pray also for the terrorists..."

The Pope calls a spade and a spade offers it conversion

Contradicting those who say that Pope Benedict engages in moral equivalency when he talks about Mideast conflicts, Mike Potemra of National Review points to a recent statement from the Pope he found in La Repubblica, an Italian newspaper, which Potemra translates.

The Italian press is reporting that Pope Benedict XVI has said that believers should—my Italian is not great, but I think this is an O.K. translation—“pray also for the terrorists, because they do not know that they are doing evil not just to their neighbor, but, first of all, to themselves.” There are two things to say about this.


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