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Magdi Allam Leaves Catholic Church

“Two weeks after Pope Francis was elected, Magdi Allam, a prominent Italian commentator who converted from Islam to Catholicism in 2008 announced he would leave the Church.”

Allam who was baptized by Pope Benedict XVI explained the reasons he is leaving the Catholic Church in a Milan newspaper. He said he is leaving “because this Church is too weak with Islam.”

Since Pope John Paul II’s Papacy, “the church has not held theologians and clergy accountable for the hatred and violence many of them preach” and instead ‘promotes dialogue and mutual understanding at all costs – even at the cost of moral credibility.”

Allam claims the church has a double standard. On one hand it condemns the “culture of death,” as John Paul called it, referring to abortion, while on the other it is silent in the face of a “more virulent culture of death – a Palestinian Authority that promotes genocide by teaching children to become suicide bombers…”

Pope Francis, while Archbishop of Buenos Aires distanced himself from Benedict XVI’s inflammatory remarks about Islam in 2006 at Germany’s Regensburg University by saying that his comments “don’t reflect my own opinions,” and “these statements will serve to destroy in 20 seconds… [the] relationship with Islam that Pope John Paul II built over the last 20 years.”

Francis has continued the ecumenical approach with Islam calling the Catholic Church to “intensify” its dialogue with Islam.

According to some, the church is not providing meaningful support to persecuted Christians in the Islamic world.

“The Vatican is in a unique position to provide meaningful material support. It owns billions in stocks, bonds, securities and shares in corporations and holding companies. Surely, it can sell some of those assets to help beleaguered charities provide food and clothing for persecuted Christians.”

“In any event, sanctimonious rhetoric and diplomatic nuance will not appease fanatical barbarians of any persuasion.”

Allam doesn’t see the big picture. The Catholic Church is working toward global hegemony just as the Bible said it would. It has to walk a delicate “tight rope” with Islam as it quietly and stealthily builds its power.

For its part, radical Islam intensifies the pressure and strengthens Rome’s mediatory role between Islamic nations, Israel and the West. Extremist Muslim violence also provides a catalyst to undermine Western constitutions and military buildup.

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