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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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VATICAN SYNOD:CATHOLIC BISHOPS SAY ISLAM IGNORES WOMEN'S RIGHTS

From theage: "Catholic bishops attending a synod at the Vatican have said Islam does not respect internationally enshrined women's rights, the ANSA news agency reported, quoting a spokesman.

The criticism that Islamic tenets flout the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights came during a meeting of Spanish-speaking bishops at the three-week gathering, the report said.

The Catholic church, in its relations with Muslims, "should keep in mind their conception of marriage and the family, which does not accord women the rights contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights", said the spokesman, Julian Carron, quoting from a summary of the discussion.

For this reason, the bishops called on the church to exercise "caution" in its efforts at rapprochement with Islam, Carron said."

I can only hope and pray that this is a sign that the Church will not engage in "ecumania" and instead will hold fast to truth. In the words of St Francis of Assisi to the Sultan: "If you do not wish to believe we will commend your soul to God because we declare that if you die while holding to your law you will be lost; God will not accept your soul".