Archive of September 16, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 16, 2006

Pope “sincerely regrets” that his words have offended

Sep 16, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI regrets that his recent comments have been misinterpreted in an offensive way, thus spurring outrage among many Muslims, according to the Vatican’s Secretary of State.  On the second day of his new job, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone released a statement clarifying that the Pontiff regards Muslims with “respect and esteem,” and calling people to give his remarks a “complete and attentive” reading.