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  • JP2 and the Quran

    04/07/2006 3:06:39 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 46 replies · 648+ views ^ | 4/6/2006 | Jimmy Akin
    A reader writes: I had never heard you address this on your show or Blog – though I’m certain you are familiar with it and have covered it before. But what gives about the story of JPII kissing the Koran?! I’ve seen it mentioned enough times by serious Catholics to accept this must have happened. However, I don’t know the context of this event or any other details so I can only wonder what our late Holy Father might have been thinking… Your thoughts? This question has come up over the years, and I know that I've addressed it on...
  • Poep John Paul II Kissing The Koran

    04/08/2008 12:11:04 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 117 replies · 825+ views ^ | 2002 | Darrell G, Young
    The Pope Kissing the Koran Below is a photo (see link below) of the Pope at the end of an audience with Patriarch Raphael I of Iraq, where the Pope "bowed" to the Muslim holy book, The Koran, presented to him by the delegation, and kissed it. Did the Pope, who in fact is the supposed "infallible" voice of the Roman Catholic Church not remember what The Koran has to say about Jesus and the nature of God? Did he not know how The Koran demotes Jesus the Messiah to "only a messenger of Allah" status? "O people of the...
  • Did the Pope (John Paul II) REALLY kiss the Koran?

    12/13/2011 9:55:16 PM PST · by dangus · 106 replies · 1+ views
    Dangus -- Vanity
    I pray I haven't been guilty of the sin of calumny against a pope! In several Free Republic threads over the years I took as an accepted fact that the Pope kissed the Koran, and in several, commented that the Pope had erred on the side of peacemaking, by making this unscripted gesture of respect. I was surprised by finding some denials of this event. Those who believe the Pope kissed the Koran apparently include the man who was the Patriarch of the Chaldean (Iraqi Catholic) Church at the time, Raphael Bidawid: "I renewed our invitation to the Pope because...