Pope Francis: 'Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters'

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(Worthy News) - Pope Francis has told worshippers in a mosque in the Central African Republic that "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters".

He was speaking to Muslims who had sought shelter in the capital Bangui after nearly three years of violence between Christians and Muslims.

The mosque visit was seen as perhaps the most difficult part of his Africa tour, a BBC correspondent says. [ Source ]

He said: “Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters. We must, therefore, consider ourselves and conduct ourselves as such.

“Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace.”

The pontiff also appealed for “an end to every act which, from whatever side, disfigures the ace of God and whose ultimate aim is to defend particular interests by any and all means”.

The Pope’s impassioned remarks were welcomed by imam Naibi who thanked the pontiff for his visit and said it was a “symbol which we all understand”. [ Source ]

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84 thoughts on “Pope Francis: 'Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters'

  1. Shalom Malachie 4 : 1 Earth to heat up as oven it 's global Repentance from Abortion `/ pride ride perversion or Refining fire of Purity the sun will b reduced 1/3 for YHWH's part in Global Heating contribution !! 4th TRUMPET Revelations !! Selah Vie !!

  2. This pope is not much for scripture. He had a chance while in the US to take about abortion and homosexuality and instead choose climate change...He and Obama are following the same voice & it ain't God's.

    • Sorry, but you are wrong with your statement.
      Because Muslims do in fact give respect to Jesus (pbuh)for being the prophet and messenger of God, but unfortunately he was removed from the face of this wicked world by an enmity invisible to us.
      God Almighty made sure that Mohammad (pbuh, would be born outside the land where 124,000 phropets had delivered the message of God and he will be from the blood line of prophet Abraham (pbuh).

  3. No!!! I am NOT of sister of any Muslim!!! I am a sister of those who love and follow my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! This man is a wolf in sheep's clothing who is leading people astray!!! People are foolish to follow this man!!!

  4. Allah is Satan and Mohammed is a false Prophet ... John the Revelator named Allah as the mark or name of the beast! The first lie of Islam is them claiming that Ishmael was to be sacrificed not Isaac ... And the Pope? Well we know hes full of shit

  5. a Christian is someone who wants to accept and follow Christ...a Muslim is someone who wants to accept and follow a different god...ummmm...that would NOT make them brothers and sisters Mr. Pope

  6. As I'm sure you're aware - only nominal/false Christians can be brothers and sisters with Muslims.
    The Bible teaches that only those who have been born again by God's Spirit and complete faith in Christ's finished work and those who do the will of God, the Father, can truly be brothers and sisters in Christ.
    Sadly, the fruit this pope brings forth is that of an anti-Christ and a false
    Christian. He is helping to move the world toward the one true religion of the Beast and the anti-Christ of prophecy.

  7. The Islamic "God" demands his followers kill and die for him. And they must earn their salvation by doing so...and by ritual and works.

    The God of the Bible gave His own life for us, even while we were rebels against Him, He sacrificed Himself for us. And our works can't save us. It is simply trusting in what He has already done for us that saves us.

    Death cult? Grace? They are not compatible at all.

    • Yes, Aaron, philosophically that could be said. But the pope is not referring to that. He is claiming Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters on a religious basis.
      Christ claimed that only those who truly are born again by His Spirit and then follow His will (i.e. the will of His Father) are His brothers and sisters. Muslims do not fit Christ's definition, not does any other religion. Sadly, many who claim Christianity (such as this pope) are not brothers and sisters with Christ either.
      It would seem, by your comment, that you do not, as well.
      I encourage you to read the New Testament in the Bible to discover how you can be a brother of Jesus Christ. He alone is the ONLY way to the one, true God, and eternal salvation.

  8. Surely his version and that of our Lord Jesus for brothers and sisters are not the same.

    And it was told him by certain, who said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand [outside], desiring to see thee.

    And he answered, and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these who hear the word of God, and do it. Luke. 8:20-21. kJV.

    I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

    I speak that which I have seen with my Father, and ye do that which ye seen with your father.

    They answered, and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

    But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God; this did not Abraham.

    Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

    Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me; for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

    Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word.

    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lust of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it.

    And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. John 8:37-45. KJV.

  9. For anyone that wants to see any similarities or differences between Islam and Christianity, here are some verses I found online regarding Jesus, the son of Mary, in the Holy Qu'ran. 19:20-21, Yusif Ali "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste? He said: "So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, 'that is easy for Me: and (we wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from us.' It is a matter (so) decreed." 2:87, Yusif Alif "We gave Jesus, the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit." 19:30, Yusif Ali "He said; I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet." 43:63, Yusif Ali ".....therefore fear Allah and obey me." < these Qu'ranic verses could help both sides to see where to go when dealing with one another.

    • There are many similarities between the truth and half-truths and/or deceptions. That doesn't make the latter two true. It just means that they are designed to deceive.
      Islam claims Christ as a mere prophet; the Bible (and true Christians) claim He is God come in the flesh. Islam claims life (salvation) by jihad - dying while killing non-muslims (or Muslims considered less committed than the jihadist); Christianity claims life by faith in Christ and a new, spiritual birth by His Spirit and Word. True followers of Christ do not murder; Islam thrives on murder.
      "The Quran advocates jihad [religiously sanctioned warfare] to extend God's rule (Q 2:192; 8:39), promising reward in the AFTERLIFE for those who are killed in battle (Q 3:157-158, 169-172), and punishment for those who do not participate . . ." (found at Encyclopedia of Islam, page 398, at . So, you either must murder those who will not convert to Islam or be punished for not doing so (often by your own death).
      So, where are the similarities again? There are no REAL similarities.
      Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 (ESV).
      I urge you to read the New Testament to find the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

  10. No we are not all brothers and sisters. Can light have fellowship with darkness? In the christian faith when a person is born again then they become my brothers and sisters..muslims worship the little god of this world satan not The Lord Jesus Christ.

  11. Who created the Belief system of Islam? ( I posted that) Sadly The Majority of The Masses have been deceived into thinking these are separate when In FACT they are of the same Origin. How many of U have seen the contents of the vaults inside the VATICAN? (waiting) NONE OF US HAVE, They have long been privied to information that was meant for Humanity yet kept for themselves. NONE of US know what is considered the TRUTH WE ARE ALL going of the pre positioned teachings that have been handed down generationally.

    • You are mistaken; it is possible to know the Truth - at least concerning the real, deep, and important issues of life, death, and the afterlife.
      Jesus claimed to be "the Truth," (John 14:6), and stated the way to know Truth when He said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,
      32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32 - ESV).
      I have known the Truth for the last 52 years and have found it NEVER to fail or be proven false.

    • Brother Sonny I already have. So is Bush sr. Bush Jr. Tony Blair, Queen Elizabeth (Why Diana was murdered she was preparing to expose the inbreeding Cult known as the Royal Family). Bohemian Grove is just one of their ritualistic sacrifices were they slay babies and drink their Blood for they believe they shall have infinite Life cycles by doing so. I just want to get the info out to the masses.

  12. With due respect to Pope Francis, but the Muslims are the enemies of Christians and Judaism. Islam has always been at war with the both of us because we refuse to acknowledge that Mohamed is a prophet of God. We have nothing in common.

  13. Has he even READ the Bible?...you know the Old Testament where Sarah gives her servant to Abraham, thus causing strife between the Jews and what later became Muslims? Or the New Testament...the only way to the Father is THROUGH ME....Jesus

  14. Dear Friends, I'm afraid that this is an example of exactly how not to report an important issue. I am an evangelical, and I am greatly concerned by the reports coming from the evangelical/ pentecostal side of the Christian media, about what Pope Francis is alleged to have said or not said.

    This post makes no attempt either to quote the Pope's actual remarks or much more importantly to place them in their context, which is vital.

    If the Bible itself can be completely misunderstood, when quoting it out of context, how much more the words of the Pope.

    Perhaps the Pope is leading people towards a One World Religion, perhaps not. However, how is anyone able to think this issue through correctly, without the actual facts in front of them?? Without the actual words and context, there is nothing left but second-hand opinion!

    So... no more of this type of reporting please. It does not help the cause of the true Gospel in any way. Thank you. C.

    • Chris, you write well. It is sad that you do not do your research as well as you write.
      The article DID directly quote the pope.
      Additionally, at the end of the article is a little word, "Source," which, if you click on it, it will give you the original article with all the context.
      As I studied the original article, there was NOTHING in the article above which misrepresented what the article above stated.
      "So... no more of this type of reporting [commenting] please. It does not help the cause of the true Gospel in any way." Please learn to research and speak with knowledge, rather than biased opinion. Thank you. W.G.

    • Nick, there is no peace outside of Jesus Christ.
      Hatred, war, destruction, greed, theft, and murder are the things which abide in the sinful nature of each person.
      One can only find TRUE and LASTING peace when one comes into real relationship with Christ.
      There is a false peace, which will come (temporarily) to the earth under the leadership of what the world calls, "the Antichrist." However, it will be short-lived and his destruction and murder will be horrendous as he kills all who will not side with him.
      This is much like Islam, itself, as the Quran advocates the slaughter of all who will not convert to Islam - and even those Muslims who will not join in the slaughter of the "infidels". So, if you are for peace, you only have one of three choices - (1) become a Muslim and help to slaughter all those who are not; (2) attempt to remain neutral and be slaughtered by Muslims; (3) Come into relationship with Jesus Christ according to the instruction of the Bible (and still risk death by Muslims, other sinners, or by natural means).
      The main difference, however, is that those in the first two categories will find themselves in an eternally tormentous hell with their true master - Satan; while those who come into relationship with Christ will dwell with Him forever in heaven, having an eternal life, which can't even be imagined in this life.

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