Al Azhar hails Francis on Islam and violence

Pope said equating the two 'neither right nor true'

03 August, 18:41

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, AUGUST 3 - The Sunni Muslim theological center of Al Azhar in Cairo on Wednesday congratulated Pope Francis for refusing to associate Islam with violence, MENA news agency reported Wednesday. "On his way back from Poland, the pope said it is neither right nor true to speak of violent Islam or Islamic terrorism," Al Azhar said in a statement. "This statement reflects the pontiff's understanding of the true nature of Islam and its teachings of tolerance". (ANSAmed).

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