Archbishop says detain Terry Jones

The United States government should detain Terry Jones, the Pastor who oversaw Wayne Sapp burning the Qur’an in Florida, says the leader of the Catholic Church in Pakistan. “The US Government talks about religious freedom – but we call upon the US government to prevent such actions by extremists and other fundamentalist Christians.”

Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore condemned the desecration of the Qur’an. He described it as an act of “extreme intolerance and bigotry.”

Catherine Jones, Chair of the New Zealand  Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations said, “We can affirm that the Catholic church respects the sacred books of other religious traditions, and does not condone violence done to believers of other faiths, or towards objects or places they hold sacred, e.g. books, places of worship and pilgrimage, religious symbols, language”

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