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China Says Pope’s Remarks About ‘Persecuted’ Uighurs are Groundless!

It was the first time the pontiff had called the Muslim minority a persecuted people, something human rights activists have been urging him to do. he Chinese foreign ministry on Tuesday dismissed Pope Francis’s criticism of China’s treatment of Muslim Uighurs as groundless. In a new book “Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future,” …MORE:nbcnews

Pope Francis Rebukes Myanmar Over Treatment of Rohingya

Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a fresh rebuke against Myanmar over its repression of the Rohingya minority group, just days after a United Nations report concluded that security forces had slaughtered and raped hundreds of men, women and children in a “campaign of terror.”

“They have been suffering, they are being tortured and killed, simply because they uphold their Muslim faith,” Francis said of the Rohingya in his weekly audience at the Vatican….more:  nytimes

Respect Muslim Women Hijab: Pope Tells France

Pope Francis has urged France to respect the right of Muslim women to profess their faith and wear the hijab same as Christians are allowed to wear the cross.
“If a Muslim woman wishes to wear a veil, she must be able to do so. Similarly, if a Catholic wishes to wear a cross,” Francis told the French Catholic newspaper La Croix, The Guardian reported on Tuesday, May 17……moreL ABOUTISLAM.NET

Read: Pope Francis’ Address to Muslims in the Central Mosque of Koudoukou in Bangui

My Pastoral Visit to the Central African Republic would not be complete if it did not include this encounter with the Muslim Pope Francis talks during a special audience to mark the 50th anniversary of Synod of Bishops in Paul VI hall at the Vatican October 17, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile -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… more at: catholicsay.com

We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis said on Sunday that equating Islam with violence was wrong and called on Muslim leaders to issue a global condemnation of terrorism to help dispel the stereotype. .jpost.com