Religion in Society

Pope Visits Mideast, Says He Has Great Respect for Islam

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In an attempt to strengthen ties with Jews and Muslims worldwide, Pope Benedict arrived today in Jordan in the first stop of a two-week trip throughout the Mideast. Despite previously describing Islam as a religion of violence and evil, Benedict today expressed that he has great respect for Islam and wished to further the peace process in the region.

The Associated Press has more: