Kind Words from Pope Francis

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 16, is Give to the Max Day here in Minnesota.

The Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism needs your financial support to help us carry on the work that only we are doing.  Here, I refer most to the study and advocacy in our time of the respect for others given by the Prophet Muhammad in his covenants with Christians and others.

The spirit behind these covenants and the example given to all Muslims of their Prophet’s good faith seem, at this time of war in Gaza, to be providential in giving us hope that a just outcome for all can be achieved.

I would like to share with you in this context some kind words sent to me by Pope Francis about our work.

On August 25, 2020, the secretary to Pope Francis wrote me this note:

His Holiness has read your letter and he has asked me to convey his appreciation for your underscoring the relevance of the covenants made by Muhammad in his day to protect Christian churches.  He trusts that such covenants will serve as a model for the further enhancement of mutual respect, understanding and fraternal coexistence between Christians and Muslims at the present time.

On February 26, 2021, the secretary to Pope Francis wrote me this note:

Dear Professor Young,

I am writing to acknowledge your letter and enclosures that you sent on 19 January last to His Holiness Pope Francis concerning covenants made by the Prophet Muhammad to respect and protect Christian communities and to express His Holiness’ gratitude to you and your associates for making available this documentation.

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