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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Assassination fears over Pope Benedict XVI visiting Birmingham.

Left: Muslim activists burn an effigy of Pope Benedict XVI during a protest in Srinagar, India.

The Pope is due to stop off in Birmingham during his U.K tour in September. In 2006 the Pope spoke truthfully about the concept of Jihad and quoted Byzantine emperor Manuel II Palaiologos.

"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached".

The pope had consulted a bilingual critical edition of this dialogue in the original Greek and with French translation.

The Regensburg lecture was a lecture delivered on 12 September 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg in Germany, where he had once served as professor of theology.

Following this speech the Muslim world acted in their usuall manner by setting things on fire, and demanding infidel blood.

The Sunday Mercury reports: Hospital security chiefs in the Midlands have been put on alert for an assassination attempt on the Pope.

Benedict XVI is expected to visit Coventry and Birmingham when he makes his first historic visit to Britain in September.

Now security bosses at Birmingham City Hospital have revealed they would deal with any assassination attempt because of their expertise in dealing with bullet injuries because of gang crime.

The 82-year-old Pope is due to carry out the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman while in the Midlands for only the second Papal visit to this country since Henry VIII broke with Rome. Read more


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