Pope: It’s Not Right to Equate Islam With Violence

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Pope: It’s Not Right to Equate Islam With Violence
Francis said that he saw violence “every day” in the Italian press and that such acts were committed by members of his own religion. “They are baptized Catholics. There are violent Catholics. If I speak of Islamic violence, I also have to speak of Catholic violence,” said the pope, according to the Catholic News Service.

Pope Francis has said it is “not right and not true” to identify Islam with violence following the brutal murder of a Catholic priest by extremists in France, which was claimed by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). The 79-year-old Argentine pontiff, was speaking on his return flight from Kraków, Poland, where he had led a…