Top Religion Headlines of 2006--The Pope Offends Muslims

Top Religion Headlines of 2006--The Pope Offends Muslims

2. Pope Benedict Angers Muslims

Pope Benedict XVI angered Muslims by quoting in a speech from a 14th-century Christian emporer who said that Muhammad was "evil and inhuman." The pope apologized and largely diffused the situation with a trip to Turkey, during which he prayed at a mosque and voiced support for Turkey's bid to become the first majority-Muslim member of the European Union.
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