Wire reports say the Pope “apologized”

According to Agence France Presse, Pope Benedict XVI apologized for his comments in a speech he read in a university in Germany. Reuters also qouted the Vatican that the Pope is “very sorry” for offending Muslims around the world. But the Associated Press reported that the Holy Father fell short of an apology. I posted a blog about the reactions to the Pope’s speech yesterday. Read the AFP report here, the AP report here, and the Reuters report here.

I hope it starts to calm down an outrage among the Islamic communities world-wide caused by a misconception or the Vatican’s indiscretion. Even in our Mindanao 1081 loop, reports on the Pope’s speech and reactions to it have sparked some textual ballistics already. Hopefully, the Vatican will be more careful.


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A Journalist from Mindanao

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