Abdul Rahman thanks Pope Benedict XVI

I know I couldn’t be the only one who wondered, when Italy intervened, if Uncle Benedict had anything to do with it.

Abdul Rahman seems to be saying as much, here

ROME – An Afghan man who had faced the death penalty in his homeland for converting from Islam to Christianity said Thursday he was certain he would have been killed if he had remained in Kabul and thanked Pope Benedict XVI for intervening on his behalf.

“In Kabul they would have killed me, I’m sure of it.” … He said he was worried for his family still in Afghanistan.”

I can’t help but notice that the bad old UAE, who we dissed in the port deal, helped get Rahman out of harm’s way.

Amy sez Benedict is attracting record crowds to St. Pete’s too.

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  • kelleyb

    Amy also has a terrific post up about the conflicts between the Koran and Human Rights. A Jesuit priest ask some very pointed questions. Finally, someone in the Church talks about this in public. I will go back to work now, joyfully.
    kelleyb

  • kelleyb

    Amy also has a terrific post up about the conflicts between the Koran and Human Rights. A Jesuit priest ask some very pointed questions. Finally, someone in the Church talks about this in public. I will go back to work now, joyfully.
    kelleyb

  • Bender B. Rodriguez

    Viva il Papa!!

  • Bender B. Rodriguez

    Viva il Papa!!

  • PeggyR

    How is that for forgiveness!

    This mans family wanted him dead. They turned him in. They are trash talking him to the home press.

    And he is worried about them.

    I wouldnt be able to testify to all of this man’s character but I know there are three good things about him that I will testify about.

    He is very brave. His faith is stronger than the threat of death. He has forgiveness in his heart.

    He’s apparently been paying close attention to his Bible… ;-)

  • PeggyR

    How is that for forgiveness!

    This mans family wanted him dead. They turned him in. They are trash talking him to the home press.

    And he is worried about them.

    I wouldnt be able to testify to all of this man’s character but I know there are three good things about him that I will testify about.

    He is very brave. His faith is stronger than the threat of death. He has forgiveness in his heart.

    He’s apparently been paying close attention to his Bible… ;-)

  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    I’m not a Catholic, but i’m rooting for Benedict.

    JPII was a tough- if not impossible act to follow.

    That said, to his credit, Benedict doesn’t seem to be trying to do that.

    It is as if JPII was Mozart and Benedict is Beethoven. Two distinct sounds, two distinct styles- and each produced beautiful music.

    The proof is in the pudding- the crowds are there and they are responding to his music.

    Pretty good, I’d say.

  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    I’m not a Catholic, but i’m rooting for Benedict.

    JPII was a tough- if not impossible act to follow.

    That said, to his credit, Benedict doesn’t seem to be trying to do that.

    It is as if JPII was Mozart and Benedict is Beethoven. Two distinct sounds, two distinct styles- and each produced beautiful music.

    The proof is in the pudding- the crowds are there and they are responding to his music.

    Pretty good, I’d say.

  • TheAnchoress

    Actually, Siggy, I have always thought of JPII as a Grand Pipe Organ, and Uncle Benny as a quiet piano player in the corner. One is stately and brings you to your knees, the other is patient and invites you in, to gather near.

  • TheAnchoress

    Actually, Siggy, I have always thought of JPII as a Grand Pipe Organ, and Uncle Benny as a quiet piano player in the corner. One is stately and brings you to your knees, the other is patient and invites you in, to gather near.

  • http://www.eternityroad.info fporretto

    His Holiness is steadily demonstrating that, just as John Paul II was the man for his times, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger a.k.a. Pope Benedict XVI is the man for these.

    The Church is supremely blessed to have two such shepherds back-to-back. Unreflective Catholics, or those with little knowledge of the past, might never know just how good they’ve got it.

  • http://www.eternityroad.info fporretto

    His Holiness is steadily demonstrating that, just as John Paul II was the man for his times, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger a.k.a. Pope Benedict XVI is the man for these.

    The Church is supremely blessed to have two such shepherds back-to-back. Unreflective Catholics, or those with little knowledge of the past, might never know just how good they’ve got it.

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  • http://maxedoutmama.blogspot.com MaxedOutMama

    Pope Benedict XVI has been very much ahead of the curve in discussing the implications of a totalitarian Islam and the questions it poses to the west.

    The more I read and think, the more I realize that the Catholic church has been thrown into a crucial leadership position in the west, largely by the abdication of other cultural figures.

    Of course this means that the Catholic church will come under ever more ferocious attacks from the left and their allies.

    It seems cruel that a man of his age should have to assume this burden (the fearful burden of telling the truth to a society that does not wish to hear it), but I think he is doing a good job of it.

  • http://maxedoutmama.blogspot.com MaxedOutMama

    Pope Benedict XVI has been very much ahead of the curve in discussing the implications of a totalitarian Islam and the questions it poses to the west.

    The more I read and think, the more I realize that the Catholic church has been thrown into a crucial leadership position in the west, largely by the abdication of other cultural figures.

    Of course this means that the Catholic church will come under ever more ferocious attacks from the left and their allies.

    It seems cruel that a man of his age should have to assume this burden (the fearful burden of telling the truth to a society that does not wish to hear it), but I think he is doing a good job of it.


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