Pope Francis To Followers: “Koran And Holy Bible Are The Same”

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On Monday the Bishop Of Rome addressed Catholic followers regarding the dire importance of exhibiting religious tolerance. During his hour-long speech, a smiling Pope Francis was quoted telling the Vatican’s guests that the Koran, and the spiritual teachings contained therein, are just as valid as the Holy Bible.

“Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world. For centuries, blood has been needlessly shed because of the desire to segregate our faiths. This, however, should be the very concept which unites us as people, as nations, and as a world bound by faith. Together, we can bring about an unprecedented age of peace, all we need to achieve such a state is respect each others beliefs, for we are all children of God regardless of the name we choose to address him by. We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now. No longer shall we slaughter our neighbors over differences in reference to their God.”

The pontiff drew harsh criticisms in December after photos of the 78-year-old Catholic leader was released depicting Pope Francis kissing a Koran. The Muslim Holy Book was given to Francis during a meeting with Muslim leaders after a lengthy Muslim prayer held at the Vatican.

St. John Paul II has courted several controversies since being elected as Pope Benedicto XVI’s replacement in 2013. Francis has gone on record to say that homosexuals are not to be judged, Proselytism is nonsense and has endorsed the usage of contraceptive by Catholics.

The Vatican will meet again with Muslim leaders in late February where they plan to talk about further steps that can be taken to spread understanding and awareness of the Islamic religion.

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222 Responses to "Pope Francis To Followers: “Koran And Holy Bible Are The Same”"

  1. steve says:

    One suggested scenario – Heaven is a warm sunny day on craft by a river with a couple (add race, sex, class, etc) making love and generally enjoying life among the birds, the bees and the other passengers and then they awaken. Eve ate an apple in her dream and Adam reaching for his rib is startled by something slithering away as he cries, “God damn it!”

    • GodLovesYou says:

      1 John 4King James Version (KJV)

      4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

      2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

      3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

      4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

      5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

      6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

      7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

      8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

      9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

      10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

      11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

      12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

      13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

      14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

      15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

      16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

      17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

      18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

      19 We love him, because he first loved us.

      20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

      21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

  2. daniel says:

    Paul in Galatians 1:6 says if any angel from even heaven and preaches something different from what we have preached let dat person b eternally condemned. Mohammed said an angel came to him but since wat d angel told him was not wat d apostels preacher it tells u dat he’s fake.just as God came in d form of man in d person ofJesus so did Satan also come in d form of mohammed.how can d bible and d Qur’an b one.dis is blasphemy

  3. Truth says:

    There is no such thing as Jesus ” no evidence of any kind” no Jews…no Islam…
    Just people..we are a blip in the scheme of time and soon we will be gone. If I am wrong we will find out when we are dead.

    • Mike says:

      There’s proof that there was a man named Jesus, from Nazareth, who was crucified. That stuff is fact. There’s far more evidence for all this being real, then there is against it. I mean, Earth, for example, any more or less water, or air, we’d die, any further or closer to the sun, we’d die. Earth is created perfectly for life. That doesn’t just happen by random chance.

      I’d rather believe, and it not be real, and lose nothing, then not believe, it be real, and lose it all.

    • Grumpypopeye says:

      I would much rather believe in God and Jesus and find out I am wrong, then not believe and find out I am wrong. And your obviously very uneducated by the sheer fact that you say there is no evidence and no such thing as Jesus … a you are right tho..YOU will find out, and then it WILL be to late for you..bummer should that be the case..for YOU.

    • Dan says:

      and you are too stupid to talk to.

    • Kent says:

      – Truth; … is that Oxymoron! Your Truth is the Lie of the Enemy!

      2Co_4:4 whose minds the god of this age (Satan / Anti Christ Spirit) has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

      – It is Interesting that the Ante Nicene Fathers; (First 300 Years of the Early Church) who were Trained Up by Yeshua (Jesus) Apostles; … they would Refute You for Your Ignorance;

      ** So Lets See what Ignatius (who lived during 30 – 107 AD); Who is the Student and Disciple of the Apostle John who Wrote the Book of John; 1st, 2nd, 3rd John and the Book of Revelation; … Let See what He Says about your Claim;

      ** In An Epistle to Philadelphians; (1.04.06); Chp 5 (Excerpt);

      – If any one preaches the one God of the law and the prophets, but denies Christ to be the Son of God, he is a liar, even as also is his father the devil, (Comp. Joh_8:44)
      – So Right there you who call yourself “truth”; Your Lie is Refuted; by someone who lived at the same time and learned from a Disciple of Yeshua (Jesus);

      ** . If any one confesses Christ Jesus the Lord, but denies the God of the Torah (law) and of the prophets, saying that the Father of Christ is not the Maker of heaven and earth, (this is Islam) he has not continued in the truth any more than his father the devil.

      ** This is from an Epistle Written to the Philippians (1.04.06 Chp 3)

      – He (Christ) was then truly born, truly grew up, truly ate and drank, was truly crucified, and died, and rose again. He who believes these things, as they really were, and as they really took place, is blessed. He who believeth them not is no less accursed than those who crucified the Lord.

      For the prince of this world (Satan / Anti-Christ Spirit) rejoiceth when any one denies the cross, since he knows that the confession of the cross is his own destruction
      – So According to Ignatius an Early Church Father; Those who Deny the Master Yeshua (Jesus) and Denies the Cross (what was done on the Cross);
      – This Person has Confessed Destruction onto His Own Life;

      ** Ignatius finishes by Saying; He who Believeth them not ; is no less Accursed (which Means Cursed and Damned to Hell – into The Sea of Fire)
      – Than those Who Crucified the King of Glory Yeshua (Jesus);

      ** So You Who Cower behind the False / Lie / Deception of Truth (the Perverted Truth);
      – I say you Better Repent; and ask Mercy from the One Who and Came and Paid the Price for All Humanity on the Cross…

      *** For the Truth of the Word; as Yeshua (Jesus) and His Apostles; and the Men that they Raised UP; I Recommend that You go; https://soundcloud.com/the-elijah-ministries
      as the Truth Will Set You Free;

    • doug says:

      You are sadly misguided. My 20 month old daughter died in my wifes arms and the last word she said as she reached up her arms was Jesus. Just because we can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not real. It’s called faith. Google thereligionofpeace.com for insight on the other side

    • Peter says:

      Yes you will…either from he’ll or a very long stay in purgatory where you can no longer do anything to help yourself!

  4. Doreen says:

    Did Pope Francis really say the Koran and Bible are the same?

    According to Fellowshipofminds: No where did Pope Francis mention the Koran. No where did he equate the Bible with the Koran. No where did he say Jesus and Allah are the same deity. Nor did Pope Francis kiss the Koran. READ MORE AT http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2015/08/03/did-pope-francis-really-say-the-koran-and-bible-are-the-same/?blogsub=confirmed#blog_subscription-4

    Here is the entirety of what Pope Francis actually said on March 20 2013, when he received several dozen representatives of the various Christian Churches and of the Jewish and Muslim faiths, who attended the pope’s inauguration. http://en.radiovaticana.va/storico/2013/03/20/pope_francis_discourse_to_representatives_of_the_churches%2C_ecclesia/en1-675184

    • Daniel says:

      The Vatican report just released the speech given by the Holy Father. But did not mention at all what he said and did besides the speech. Given that fact JP II kissed the evil book of Koran and Francis like JP II went to Assisi it is 99.9999% certain that all the media outlets did not lie together.

    • John says:

      Before anything else, we have to remember the fact that the Pope of Rome is first a head of state; i.e., Vatican City, which is indeed a country on equal footing with any other political system of the world, and that the pope is also a master politician wielding a great deal of influence over worldly matters. The pope says one thing, but then does another. Could we expect anything different from one who is truly a politician? The pope seems to be more interested in ecumenism than proclaiming the truth of Apostolic Christianity that is clearly grounded in Sacred Scripture and the timeless witness of the Fathers of the Church. This is but one of many reasons why there will never be any reconciliation between the myriad forms of Western Christianities and Eastern Orthodoxy.

    • Frank says:

      Thank you Doreen for pointing to the errors in this article, which is typical of “journalism” today. I mean, if you can’t even get basic facts like in the second last paragraph stating that St.John Paul II succeeded Benedict in 2013 when he in fact succeeded John Paul I in 1978. And to generalize statements on what Francis said about Proselytism, contraceptives and homosexuality without giving the full statements and context is mendacious.

      • Grumpypopeye says:

        yeah but it’s still the Cathers Pope and they worship men and idols..and I still think that due to the Crusades and the arrogant ignorant viciousness of the majority of islamists..they are laughing at the Pope all the way to the slaughter house. The whore of Babylon is the Vatican. The End.

    • Trober says:

      that’s dated 2013 when this article is only 7 mos old.

    • Richard says:

      The Vatican Report states the Pope said: “the Muslims, who worship the one living and merciful God, and call upon Him in prayer.”

      To me, that means the Muslims are worshiping the only real God, and the Gods of other religious are sham gods.

      Muslims must believe Mohammad was the “perfect” man, and they must live their lives like Mohammad lived his life.Anyone who has read how Mohammad lived his life would be disgusted with him, and would conclude he was evil. He was deceptive until he had enough followers to become powerful. Then he destroyed all the non-believers he could destroy. His God was not a merciful God but a God of cruelty.

      • Sam says:

        Hey Richard,

        This is interesting information provided, can you please send me the links/titles of the literature supporting this information regarding the Islamic prophet?

        It would really benefit my research of the Islamic faith.

        • Jim says:

          Christianity and orthodox Judaism believe that God (Yahweh) spoke through the authors of scripture such that these writings from men are, in fact, the word of God. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God…” 2 Timothy 3:16. Likewise Islam teaches that God through an angel spoke the Qur’an to Muhammad which was eventually written and is the exact word of Allah. All the comments above about traditions or interpretations of different groups or how they feel about their religions are irrelevant. Yahweh tells us in the Bible who He is. Allah tells us in the Qur’an who he is.

          Christianity’s foundation is that a) Jesus is the Christ/Messiah, the savior/deliverer of Israel and the world. b) that Jesus is the Son of God, who with the Holy Spirit and the Father, (the Trinity) is God). c) That Jesus came in the flesh (God became man), was crucified, died, and rose from the dead.

          Islam states that a) “They say: “The Most Gracious has begotten son! you have uttered a gross blasphemy. It is not befitting The Most Gracious that He should beget a son.” [Qur’an 19:88-92] “The Christians call Christ the son of Allah. … Allah’s curse be on them; how they are deluded away from the truth!!” [Qur’an 9:30] b) “They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah” [Qur’an 5:73] c) “They that said … “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah”; but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, … for a surety they killed him not: Nay, Allah raised him up unto himself…” [Qur’an 4:157-8].

          The Bible says: “..love your enemies, do good to those who hate you”(Matthew 5:44). The Qur’an says “terrorize and behead who those believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an” (sura 8:12). These are not the words of the same god. Islam at its core specifically denies the core beliefs of Christianity. No other world religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Navaho, you name it, was specifically designed in the spirit of antichrist to refute the very claims of Jesus. The Pope would do well to read Revelation and see where he is leading his flock.

      • Sam says:

        Hey Richard,

        No supporting information? You should not claim such things without factual proof, this is not good practice.

      • Mary Jo says:

        I totally agree with you about Mohammed. He was a masacre who killed many in the name of God so he says. He didn’t believe in God he believed in power and greed. He was a false prophet and he knew the people were very weak minded and he could easily brain wash them into what ever he wanted them to believe and do.

        Just like today many followers of him are still weak minded.

        No one should ever compare Jesus to Mohammed it is an insult to do so. Jesus went out to spread love and compassion and to be kind to all people…you can never say the same about Mohammed.

  5. Tony Houghton says:

    “the Muslims, who worship the one living and merciful God, and call upon Him in prayer” They do not worship the same God as Christian .The “Christian God require 100% of sins to be paid for ,He does not turn a blind eye to 49% of our sins as the Muslim god does, He is Triune not a monad as the Muslims believe and there are many many other aspect which show ,we do not worship the same God.

    • wanda537 says:

      We have both been making comparisons and I admit that you found a few that I never thought of. When a muslim “friend” told me that we worshiped the same God after I had been reading the koran I knew at that moment he was a false friend. God gave us the gift of discerning minds for a reason it is up to us to ask him to give it to us as individuals so that we will know the truth and be able to protect ourselves and not be fooled. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is great and good and merciful. Thank God for Jesus so we can be reconciled with The Father in Heaven.

    • Searching says:

      Let’s hope your God forgives you for casting so much judgement. Isn’t that his job?

      • Petroskhan says:

        What judgment? He’s stated some facts, and shown great discernment, separating truth from fiction.

        When someone lies, it’s not judging him to call him a liar. It’s simply stating a fact.

      • Grumpypopeye says:

        what judgement did he cats? Me thinks you just cast the judgement and falsified his words? Abraham’s son is not the father of the arab world aaand according to the President of Turkey..there is no such thinbg as moderate islam..”Islam is Islam” in all its evil,oppressive hypocritical homosex and pedophilia and bestiality.

  6. Alan The Wise Bard says:

    My strong intuition is that the author of this piece is either writing a satire or relying on one as a source without recognizing its satirical quality. My guess is the latter.
    To take this seriously requires a degree of credulity that does not pass Go.

  7. Raed Hamdan says:

    Why do you refer to the Quran as “evil book”?

    • Vasco says:

      It maybe Holy to you, but it is an “antithesis” to Bible, of the Jew and the Christian, Allah is not YAHWEH ELOHIM of Holy Bible…and JESUS said He is the SON of ELOHIM in the gospel of John 9:35-38 and John 10:36.

      • Searching says:

        I’m wondering if you’ve read the Quran. My guess is that you haven’t. It is important to remember that it is the fringe and extremists of ANY religion that get news coverage. And please remember that every “news” organization is run by powerful people that have their own agendas that determine how and if they cover any event. Consider this; if people in the Middle East only hear of Christians as extremists that want to kill, bomb, and overthrow whatever doesn’t mesh with their religious beliefs (extremists), they would likely think that Christians are crazy killers with a lust for blood and think that the Bible is evil.

        • Kelly Wolf says:

          Dear Searching,

          I’ve read the Quran. I’ve read it in English translations (along with the Surah’s and Haddiths) and had it read to me in Arabic with English translation by 2 Arabic speaking (their first language, English is actually their 3rd language) converted muslims and have spent over 300 hours in research and discourse.
          With that being said, you are either misguided, misinformed or intentionally/willfully attempting to deceive.
          I will not do the “work” for you, IF you are honestly “searching” then a good place to start your search is: http://prophetofdoom.net/
          The author of this site has over 10,000 hours of research (making my 300 hours seem quite paltry) including interviews with muslims (in their country) who are self avowed jihad fighters.
          Or you might spend a few hours reading through articles on http://www.jihadwatch.org/ – or if you are not big on reading and prefer to have your information spoon fed to you through visual media, try watching Robert Spencer – the man is a legitimate authority on Islam.
          I could list more, but these will get you started …. that is IF you are honestly “searching” …. IF not, /shrug your loss after all “You can’t teach a pig to sing … wastes your time and pisses off the pig.” And honestly, I’m sincerely NOT interested in wasting my time or pissing you off …

          • Petroskhan says:

            Great reply, and good references. Couldn’t have put it better.

            God Bless.

          • Lichen says:

            Well said. The sources you list are exactly those I would have recommended. . . as a journalist I have studied and written on Islam for about 9 years. I’ve read the Koran. And you’re right… it has nothing in common with Christianity, and I would consider its writings very negative, deceptive, dark, misguided, and well… even evil. If the Pope honestly said and believes this nonsense, he is no pope I want to follow because he would be a false one.

      • Cynthia says:

        Also, in the quron. It says allah had no sons….the Bible says this (Christ) is my beloveded Son, in whom I am well pleased. Read people

    • Peter says:

      Because it is either the product of mental illness or a demonic spirit !

  8. Raya Stuiver says:

    Pope Francis is making a big effort to rid the world of judgementalism and religious discrimination, and he is going to extremes to drive his point home. His position as Pope allows him to do this because God knows his heart. I hope his efforts pay off.

    • openeyedamerican says:

      Thank you Raya for being the first to reflect a rationale beyond the unrealistic suffocating vacuum we as a culture have enabled ourselves to live within. The sick notion USA such the “Christian” country that somehow has been commissioned by God to drop bombs all over the world, with some religiously radical fundamental reasoning its a “duty to God & country”. Pope Francis is the first Pope to question not only the deep faith I was raised with (Catholic),with its twisted “sins” & guilt driven nonsense, but to point out that YES, indeed, “Allah” is the same God the Catholic church and others worship. Its simply Arabic for “God”. And has anyone here read BOTH the Holy Bible and parts of Quran? I have. Guess what? If anything, the Bible shows less mercy with violence than the Quran. Both are horrifically violent with text of “terror”, words of Satan mixed in with words of God to test us.

      We need to come to terms with the fact that today, the US Military still stands as the biggest, most violent, most destructive force in the world. (comprised of innocent yet misguided by sinful political agenda women and men). We as a nation glorify our wars as “service and sacrifice”, when its only ever been about money and yes, a religiously radical connection. A religious monetary militancy driven to deceive the masses to believe marketing slogans of “freedom” and “democracy”, as a way to “protect our way of life”. It’s only “protected the profits and “power” of combined destructive teams of NATO/Global MIC/Pentagon/CIA “intelligence” of misinformation central to our perpetual sinful war machine. A well oiled, well greased madness, with direct fallouts called “terrorism”.

      Where are the true sinners? Certainly not those taking contraceptives, having to make the heart-breaking choice of abortion, not going to church every Sunday or even questioning their faith in God today, turning to atheism or Buddha. God knows what is in every heart, and if it is goodness rather than hate, anger, violence, mass killing—-that person will go to heaven faster than any Priest molesting children or glorifying war as “service”.

      It is time for all of us, especially Christians, to exercise caution when it comes to attacking the term for God in a language foreign to most of us.

      • Connie says:

        openeyedamerican – The One True God is NOT the same god as the quran. If you are Christian, you should completely know and understand who YOU worship. Read up on what the god of the quran says and commands. Who and what that “god” is and declares to be. It is NOT the one and only Holy Trinity by any means and the commandments of the quran are polar opposite of Holy Scripture. Do not be deceived. If the Roman Catholic church is not teaching The Holy Trinity and Jesus Christ is God, Lord and Savior then you are being deceived. Just be cause the pope says something does NOT make it true. He is human like anyone else, can and does make mistakes either knowingly or unknowingly. We all must read Scripture for the God’s truth. Not rely on any human. As Scripture says, Psalm 146:3 Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. Psalm 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans. The pope is a HUMAN and if he actually said any of these incorrect statements of blasphemy, you should run from his teaching as quickly as you can. Stand with God’s Holy Word only – not anyone who teaches anything other than that. God Bless all….

      • michael says:

        allah is NOT YHVH! the time is VERY short, and I encourage you to study TRUTH for yourself, and stop having your MISINFORMATION sppon-fed to ytou by those who wish to deceive you.

        Just to clarify, I have studied both in their original languages (hence…..without interpretation by other men, whose intentions may or may NOT be honorable. maybe you ought to invest the time and the effort to do the same. Of course, it has been MANY years of scholarship, you will not achieve truth in 15 mins.
        good luck to you, and may YHVH bring you to light and bless your soul, and bless your life with truth! A-men

    • michael says:

      Then you are a member of the synagogue of satan, and you are radically deceived. If you profess a Christianic faith, I pray for your soul.

      That is EXACTLY the job and purpose of the false prophet! And, we all know who comes directly after the false prophet!

  9. Annette says:

    Why is the name of the author of this article not included anywhere?? I question the origin of these comments.

  10. wanda537 says:

    No wonder the children are so confused. This pope couldn’t tell you who’s ass he’s scratching. The mullah that said recently that they were going to take over Vatican City and make it muslim must be laughing his ass off over this one. Although, I am not surprised. The prophecy was made public years ago that Obama would be the last president and this pope would be the last pope. The last pope is a betrayer. I was so hoping it was a crock but here she goes folks.! We must all be strong in the face of the enemy now and forever. Obama is the enemy and so is islam. We may be what the beast calls kafirs but we are strong in The Body Of Christ. It is time to put away the plow shears and break out the swords, knives, bows, shirikas, AK47’s, AK15’s, and your guts and put on the whole armor of God. It’s time to march Christian Soldiers. The battle cry will sound shortly.

  11. Searching says:

    I am honestly just wondering how a website’s tagline can be “America’s #1 Independent News Source” while being flanked by two staunch republicans. Independent, in my opinion, would mean non-partisan.

    This is my first time on this site (following a link from Twitter) and that first impression immediately told me that this is not, truly, an “independent” source of information.

    My search for non-partisan news continues. Since most of the people on here appear to be conservatives – just judging by the comments and content – I’ll probably get some backlash here, but so far, I have found NPR to be truly non-partisan. No judgement or loaded language. Just reporting of facts. Still, there is room for improvement. But this site certainly isn’t an improvement on it.

    • michael says:

      allah is NOT YHVH! the time is VERY short, and I encourage you to study TRUTH for yourself, and stop having your MISINFORMATION spoon-fed to ytou by those who wish to deceive you.

      Just to clarify, I have studied both in their original languages (hence…..without interpretation by other men, whose intentions may or may NOT be honorable. maybe you ought to invest the time and the effort to do the same. Of course, it has been MANY years of scholarship, you will not achieve truth in 15 mins.
      good luck to you, and may YHVH bring you to light and bless your soul, and bless your life with truth! A-men

  12. Ahmed Asgher says:

    All the Abrahamic religions came through Abraham’s progeny, Moses and Mother Mary were offsprings of Isaac and Mohamad was offspring of Ismael, both of whom were children of Abraham whose prayer to God in Quran remains a favourite with every Muslim. God is one. The roads to Him are many. The rest is politics.

    • michael says:

      so, JESUS, who claimed HE was the son of the living GOD (YHVH) is recognized by muslims as the savior of their souls? They recognize that the living GOD stated that HIS name was YHVH? So why do they NOT profess this?
      You should spend your time encouraging muslims to explain why it is that they recognize a false god they call allah, as the living GOD (YHVH) of the universe?
      Are muslims just playing tricks trying to convince the west that they worship a false god, but really they worship YHVH through their faith in HIS son JESUS?

      I must be confused?

    • Religion is Silly says:

      Abraham was a Sumerian from the Sumerian capital Ur. He followed all the Sumerian gods but favored the Head God Enlil above all others. Enlil was the leader of the Gods. The bible is simply a poorly written condensed version of much early Sumerian beliefs and mythology. The whole world is fighting and killing over whose version of a fairy tale is better. We will never achieve anything close to peace until we become enlightened enough to put our fairy tales and mythology behind us. In a world where there are still people who think the world is flat, I don’t hold much hope we will ever reach peace.

  13. Abdulrahman says:

    pope if you fucking believe the bible.then its says There is no one who can be called father expect Allah.
    so you are not following the quran.
    And jesus Is the prophet of Allah.

  14. IBRAHIM says:

    As A Muslim from Kenya, There is no way ALLAH and Jesus can be same. Jesus ate, drank, walked….did go to toilet, slept, worked……ALLAH has no attributes like. Jesus was sent by ALLAH to come and preach to us just as Moses, David, Solomon, Mohamed did.

    • Lichen says:

      You are mistaken in your understanding of Jesus. He was a man on earth, and did the things you claim, yes. But from the beginning of time, he was a manifestation of God, and came to us as his son temporarily in order to teach us and save us and establish a “new covenant” with God’s people. His purpose here was far, far, beyond mere “preaching” as you state. After his death, he was again transformed to be a part of our God… one of the Trinity of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit. This is Christian belief.

      • Robert Sledz says:

        Janel Agni, you need a better day job. The Pope cannot endorse anythingredients doctrinally erroneous. He doesn’t have any binding authority over anything unless he is speaking EX CATHEDRA. Do you even understand what that means? Of course you dont because you don’t even understand the English language. How has VALIDITY every become synonymous with SIMILARITY? Are you sure you had grammar and writing courses? You are the one too quick to pick out cherries for yourself that you fail to even understand that they are RED not blue. That’s all the time I have for you. Why don’t you go now and paint the Sistine Chapel? Oh, you’re right darn it!! It was already painted by someone. Oooops!

  15. 2brknot2bfree says:

    HOLY F&*k! He has to be the dumbest pope ever. Or, illiterate. What did those damned NAZI’s teach him, anyway?

  16. Aiah Yusif Kanawa says:

    Have the Pope the Bible well. Where on the Bible did Jesus (a messanger of God) said I am God worship me. These names he mentioned in his statement are not the same. Allah is differ from any other name like Jesus. The Koran and Bible are not the same in any way because in the Quran there is nothing like ponogragraphy, sexual education and many more, but in the Bible, you find furnication statements in it. In the Koran there is nothing like Homosexual and contraceptive, it is not allowed in Islam. The Bokk are not the same.

    • Mary Jo says:


      You say in the Quran there is nothink like pornography but yet it states that it is okay to rape women who are non – muslim and it’s okay for your prophet mohammed to marry a child of 9 years old and have sex with her. What would you call those? and yet he is your prophet from your God. You are very right the Quran and Bible are 2 separete books.

  17. Dustin says:

    Francis is confused. The god of Muhammad is not the same as the Father of Christ. It doesn’t matter how it translates. It doesn’t matter the deity. When Christianity teaches love your neighbor and Islam teaches kill those who refuse to submit then they are not the same. Catholicism was corrupted by Islam in the Dark Ages when Islamic fanatics were invading and that confuses people today who do not understand history. But it is what they are today that tells the truth.

  18. Irwin Graulich says:

    Jesus is turning over in his grave over this Pope!!!

  19. Chris says:

    God says in the Holy Bible: “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17)

    Jesus says in the Holy Bible: “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Luke 10:20)

    Sura 19:20,34, Jesus praised his birth and then said, “I am the servant of Allah.” And Allah teaches, “It is not for God to take a son unto Him.” Here we have Jesus speaking denying everything he said in the Bible.

    In Sura 10:68-70 They say: “God hath begotten a son!” – Glory be to Him! He is self- sufficient! His are all things in the heavens and on earth! No warrant have ye for this! say ye about God what ye know not? Say: “Those who invent a lie against God will never prosper.” A little enjoyment in this world!- and then, to Us will be their return, then shall We make them taste the severest penalty for their blasphemies.”

  20. John s says:

    The apostate anti-pope strikes again!
    Jesus Christ is God,creator of all things above and below, seen and unseen. The muslims reject that and will put to death people for saying that.
    Therefore, to even imply that we worship the same god is the very definition of apostasy.
    This is the last Pope according to the Catholic prophecies of St Malachy. Therefore, according to several interpretations he very well might be the False Prophet of Revelation.

  21. Khawar Rana says:

    Quran is updated and revised edition of all the previous holy books. A human with brain’s child is llike a student of elementary school God gave cocession to learn gradually and never wanted mankind to take burden.So He sent different prophets from time to time to deliver His messages and update human mind to take the right path and come closer to Him who is the only God and Creator for all who believe in Him. God created Adam with his own hands and gave life to him but religious book has ever mentioned Adam as son of God though he was born to no mother. How come Jesus (PBUH) could be God’s son or God himself. There is no Death to God. If God dies the whole Universe would collapse. For Muslims Jesus is respected as much as
    Muhammad and all holy books are sacred

    • richard says:

      Hi Khawar Rana,
      You said “For Muslims Jesus is respected as much as
      Muhammad and all holy books are sacred”.

      So why don’t the Muslims respect the Followers of Jesus, the Hindus, and
      the Buddha? Why don’t Muslims respect the holy books of such persons?

  22. boris kushnir says:

    Yap…, the only differences Pop forgot that Koran promises 7 virgins in the Heaven…Bahaha ,

  23. John Trainor says:

    There are not many ways to heaven. Each one may not choose his own way. Christ says, “I am the way: . . . no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” Christ was the way by which patriarchs and prophets were saved. He is the way by which alone we have access to God.

  24. Mo says:

    come on people don’t be silly, the Pope didn’t say the holy bible and the quran are identical, if you study islam and the quran there are many spiritual teaching were taken from the bible in the Mekkian quran in the early period of islam when the islamic prophet mohammad was weak and trying to preach his prophecy peacefully before he was kicked out to almadena, most of good peaceful muslims are using that part and go with it and ignore the later ISISy part, and yes ISIS and their friends use the extreme horrible hatred part of quran when mohammad established his meleshia and gang at almadina. you got to be careful when you study islam, and as a pope, religious leader and a president who is responsible of many organizations and charities and thousands of parishes in muslims countries he will bring up that spiritual part of quran which was taken from the bible, and by the way in some language and cultures we use “we” to criticize and blame the others like when he said “No longer shall we slaughter our neighbors over differences in reference to their God.” he was like saying I will never do that…

    • Kim Rainbow says:

      Koran Sura 6:101 allah said that he has no SON, cause dont have a girlfriend. How this allah could be the God of the Holy Bible?
      John 3:16 said For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that who ever believe in Him shall not perish but has Eternal life.

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