Is Pope Francis Forming An Alliance With Islam?

“It is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam,” the new pontiff said in an address to foreign ambassadors...

New Pope looking to unite all the world’s religions

Pope Francis on Friday called for the Roman Catholic Church to “intensify” its dialogue with Islam, echoing hopes in the Muslim world for better ties with the Vatican during his reign.


“It is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam,” the new pontiff said in an address to foreign ambassadors at the Vatican.

Francis’s predecessor Benedict XVI was seen by some Muslim leaders as hostile to Islam and the change at the top had been welcomed by the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning.

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, head of the Saudi-based OIC, said earlier this month that he hoped “the relationship between Islam and Christianity will regain its cordiality and sincere friendship”. Mahmud Azab, adviser for inter-faith affairs to Al-Azhar imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb in Cairo, also told AFP earlier: “As soon as a new policy emerges, we will resume the dialogue with the Vatican”.

In his address on Friday, Francis also called for the Church to dialogue more with non-believers — returning to an effort begun during Benedict’s reign amid rising secularism in the Western world. “It is also important to intensify outreach to non-believers so that the differences which divide and hurt us may never prevail but rather the desire to build true links of friendship,” he said.

The Argentine pope said he wanted to “build bridges connecting all people” and said this was particularly significant for him personally because of his own Italian immigrant roots. source – Al Arabiya

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March 26, 2013 8:42 am

Is prophecy taking place.

March 26, 2013 8:44 am

Yes. What’s up with this?


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Micah T
March 26, 2013 9:02 am

I’m gonna give this guy the benefit of the doubt, but I don’t really trust him or the whole Roman Catholic Church system. Instead of pointing fingers, we should pray for the guy so he may do Gods will.


Agreed. We will know in time. Good to stay alert though.

March 26, 2013 9:03 am

Whoever will be the False Prophet, he need to align all religions into one religion, as the World Universal Church. Pope Francis said, one week ago, that he wanted the Catholic Church back as it was in the beginning of Church laws.
So we can just wait and see what the process will be next, but one thing is for sure everything is coming together at a rapid pace!

March 26, 2013 9:11 am

I heard somewhere that he (pope Francis I) served as interim pope when John Paul II was recovering from the asassination attempt in 1981. Can anyone confirm this?

March 26, 2013 9:14 am

If the Pope is forming an alliance with the Islamic nations, why is it wrong? Is it has anything to do with prophesy? Well, I thing the world is waiting and watching on prophesy, political moves and world leader’s. Please enlighten.

March 26, 2013 9:19 am

Looks like the significant prophetic move if I ever saw one. Anyone still think he is NOT the false prophet?
It is common knowledge that EVERY pope is considered the NEXT Peter and that this pope doesn’t necessarily have to have the name Peter the Roman for St. Malacy’s prophesy is still be on track.
I am not one for numerology but I found out this too:
The pope smoke went up at 7:06 7+6 13, he is 76 7+6 13, 112th pope 1+12 13, chosen on 3 13 13.
The date pope was chosen: 3/13/2013 = 3+1+3+2+1+3 = 13
Just thought I would… Read more »

March 27, 2013 3:51 am

Tribulation then the destruction of Rome…

April 1, 2013 6:32 pm

holypaul…This is very interesting…My husband & I thought about the date 3-13-2013 as well…Also, did you know that he was selected exactly 13 days after Pope Benedict stepped down?

March 26, 2013 9:52 am

From what I have read is that the Jesuits were the ones who compelled Bloody Mary to murder anyone who had a Bible, was a Christian, who were not catholic, it was this persecution that chased Puritans and Pilgrims out of their countries to Holland seeking safety from murder. Which included being burned alive, being disembowelled, pulled apart at the rack, etc… It was some Jewish investors who put up the fares for Christians to escape to AMERICA where they immediately fell on their knees and thanked God and made a covenant with God. Now mr clinton recently said… Read more »

March 29, 2013 9:39 pm

interesting ,AJ