Sunday, October 22, 2006
Pope Benedikt challenged both Muslims and secularists in address to the faculties at Regensburg on "Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflections." The initial reaction from the Islamic world seemed negative and violent. A more reflective response came from a group of thirty eight moslem thought leaders from a variety of countries and including some very prominent names. As Sandro Magister puts it: "A Sprig of Dialogue Has Sprouted in Regensburg." Should a hymn of that tittle be set to Palistrina?