As the Vatican continues trying to placate Muslims angered by Pope Benedict XVI's recent remarks, a senior Catholic leader has said the violent response justified the concern the pope had been expressing in the first place.
Citing threats of violence against the pope in Somalia and Iraq, Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell said "the violent reactions ... showed the link for many Islamists between religion and violence, their refusal to respond to criticism with rational arguments, but only with demonstrations, threats and actual violence."
Powerball Says: The one thing that all Christians must realize, is to the Muslim world, the pope represents ALL Christians. When they call for the death of the pope they are really calling for the death of free speech and Christianity in general. If you are a Christian, you are a "worshiper of the cross" and Catholic or not, the pope represents you.