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Offline Balthasar

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Six bishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church have accused their Patriarch Ignatius Ephem II of “betrayal of the faith,” after the Patriarch made a gesture of respect for the Qu’ran and referred to “the prophet Mohammed.”

During a meeting with Muslim leaders, the Syrian Patriarch raised the Qu’ran in an indication of reverence. That gesture outraged some Syrian prelates, whose protests were acknowledged by the Patriarch as a “serious internal problem” for his Orthodox community.

The Patriarch defended his expressions of respect for Islam. “Christ loves everyone, and calls us to be peacemakers with everyone,” he explained.

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=30771



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Re: Syrian Orthodox bishops assail Patriarch for reverencing Qu’ran
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 08:42:36 PM »
Mohammad is not a prophet.
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Re: Syrian Orthodox bishops assail Patriarch for reverencing Qu’ran
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 08:53:02 PM »
This is already being discussed here.
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