Did B-16 say this???
Benedict XVI, footnote to speech apologizing for his comments on Islam, Sept. 2006:
“In the Muslim world, this quotation has unfortunately been taken as an expression of my personal position, thus arousing understandable indignation. I hope that the reader of my text can see immediately that this sentence does not express my personal view of the Qur’an, for which I have the respect due to the holy book of a great religion.”
I’ve never seen or heard of this quote. My traditionalist buddy showed me this as proof the papacy is officially vacant although there is a bodily presence? Does anyone know where the complete text of this is at? Appearantly this is a footnote to his apology to islam from last year. Assuming this quote is his, how does it fit in with his office. I know the statement isnt ex-cathedra, but assuming it is true, it is confusing. My understanding is that the Quran denies Jesus’ divinity and calls Christians excrement. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I hope I am not beating a dead horse with this one. Tried doing a search, couldnt find anything. God Bless!! Jaime