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National Catholic Reporter’s John Allen: Amid the generally positive reaction to Pope Francis, Monday brought a dissenting note. The most celebrated convert of the Benedict years announced he has abandoned the Catholic church, primarily for what he sees as its overly indulgent view of Islam as well as distaste for the “papal idolatry” aroused by Francis’ election. Read the rest here.
This is sad news. He is brave man. May Our Lady watch over him and keep him from depair. Magdi Cristiano Allam, an Egyptian-born Muslim whom Pope Benedict publicly baptised at Easter five years ago in St Peter’s Basilica has announced that he is leaving the Church because it has taken too soft a stand against Islam. Read more here.
This is a Catholic with fortitude. Here’s a clip from the article in Glorify God online magazine: Now, this former Muslim who bears the new name of “Christian” has formed a new Political Party to help Europe. This Party will put forth an entire slate of candidates in the European Union elections next year. The Party is called “Protagonists for Christian Europe”. It is explicitly … More →
Magdi Cristiano Allam is a convert on a mission. Our teacher, Brother Francis, himself a Semite, used to say, in good humor, that we Japhites tend to be too cerebral about religion and that the Semites are more visceral.