Asian interfaith point man prays for ‘conversion’ of Islamic terrorists
[If His Excellency prayed for their conversion to Catholicism, that is noble. If he prayed for their conversion to what he regards as “authentic” Islam, that is not only blasphemous but also futile, because they are already fervently practicing what their religion tells them is authentic – namely, violence toward unbelievers.]
July 10, 2016
Archbishop Felix Machado of Vasai, India, a former under-secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Archbishop Felix Machado of Vasai in India, who’s one of the Church’s point men in Asia for interreligious dialogue, has extended best wishes to Muslims for the end of Ramadan, but also called for a “conversion” of extremists who commit acts of violence in the name of God.