For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Francis issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit last week to Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority.
Abbas, Peres, and Francis will be joined by Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious leaders, a statement released by Peres's spokesperson said, according to the Times of Israel.
Holy See officials on Friday said the evening prayers would be a "pause in politics" and had no political aim other than to rekindle the desire for Israeli-Palestinian peace at the political and popular level, according to the Associated Press.
This follows the Pope's controversial trip to Bethlehem in which he prayed in front of a graffiti-filled wall and posed for a photo op at a section of that wall that compared Bethlehem to a Warsaw Ghetto. On the same trip he was interrupted by Muslim prayers chiming in over the loudspeakers as he addressed the faithful.
Whether or not that is the case, one has to wonder how the families of those Christians who have been slaughtered in the name of Islam feel about this.
From my perspective, this is akin to inviting a family of cannibals to dinner. You can offer them the most wonderfully prepared meal ever, but chances are very good that you will still be the main course.
This Pope is playing some very dangerous games with those who murder his people.Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.