27 Oct '11, 2pm

Pope expresses shame for Christian violence

Pope expresses shame for Christian violence

Pope Benedict, leading the 25th global inter-religious meeting, acknowledged on Thursday 'with great shame' that Christianity had used force in its long history but said violence in God's name had no place in the world today. -- PHOTO: AFP ASSISI, Italy (REUTERS) - Pope Benedict, leading a global inter-religious meeting, acknowledged on Thursday 'with great shame' that Christianity had used force in its long history but said violence in God's name had no place in the world today. Pope Benedict spoke as he hosted some 300 religious leaders from around the world - including Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Zoroastrians, Taoists, Shintoists and Buddhists - in an inter-faith prayer gathering for peace in the city of St Francis. 'As a Christian I want to say at this point - yes, it is true, in the course of history, force has also been used in the name of the Christian faith,...

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