Saturday, August 20, 2005

Pope Benedict meets Germany leaders, to hold meeting with Muslims

Halfway through his homecoming trip to Germany, Pope Benedict has paid a courtesy call on its political leaders. He meets later with German Muslims. Benedict met in Cologne today with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (GEHR'-hahrd SHROH'-dur) and with Angela Merkel. She heads the opposition party and will be running against Schroeder in next month's election. Merkel is a Protestant but says it was a "great joy" to meet the pope, especially a German pope on German soil. Pope Benedict is in Germany for World Youth Day. Four-hundred-thousand young people are among upward of one (m) million people expected for his outdoor Mass tomorrow.


At August 21, 2005 6:24 PM, Blogger krishna_kirti said...

Sorry to be a link whore here, but I've started a blog called Indus Valley Rising, which offers commentary and analysis on the Islamic Question from the historical and theological viewpoints of Hinduism and Christianity. You and some of your readers might be interested to have a look at it.

At August 22, 2005 4:30 AM, Blogger nouille said...

Didn't a muslim try to assassinate the last pope?


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