Thursday, September 14, 2006
The Reaction Begins
As I noted in an earlier piece, the Pope's comments at Regensburg were likely to provoke a response. That has now begun. The Pope is predictably being condemned in many quarters of the Islamic world with more possibly coming tomorrow when observant Muslims go to Mosque for their prayers. Some have even speculated that this could endanger the pontiff's forthcoming trip to Turkey and his planned meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch. We should all pray first for this man's safety and secondly that he will continue to have the moral courage to give voice to politically incorrect truths. I would also hope that the hierarchs of the Orthodox Church would step up to his defense.