Friday, January 27, 2006

Why Even the Pope Has to Whisper (Redux)

On Jan 10, I ran a piece based on an interview with Fr Joseph Fessio, SJ, a friend and former student of Benedict XVI. In it, he spoke of a private gathering the Pope held with a small group of scholars at Castelgandolfo, during which Fessio said Benedict had asserted that Islam was incapable of reform.

Sandro Magister, at Chiesa, has just run a piece in which Fessio restates the case, that Islam is capable of reform and can be harmonized with modernity, but at a steep price.

Following are the original piece, and the latest one:

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