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Pope Francis’ run-in with Benedict XVI over the Prophet Mohammed
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In 2005, then Pope Benedict quoted from an obscure medieval text which declared that the Prophet Mohammed, founder of the Islamic faith, was “evil and inhuman”, enraging the Muslim population and causing attacks on churches throughout the world before an apology was issued.




How Christians, Muslims can find peace
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Speaking hours after a terrorist attack killed 21 people in a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would hold an interreligious meeting in October in Assisi, Italy, to discuss with other religious leaders how religion can promote world peace.




The Top 10 Religion Stories of 2010
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(RNS)Here are my picks for the top 10 religion stories in 2010:

1. The major controversies that swirled around Islam was the big story of the year. The myriad flashpoints included:




Name Debate Echoes an Old Clash of Faiths
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The great mosque of Córdoba was begun by the Muslim caliphs in the eighth century, its forest of pillars and red-and-white striped arches meant to convey a powerful sense of the infinite. With the Christian reconquest of Spain in the 13th century, it was consecrated as a cathedral.