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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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TOP VATICAN OFFICIAL FOR MUSLIM RELATIONS CALLS ROWAN WILLIAMS NAIVE ON SHARIA LAW


ROME (Reuters) - The Vatican's top man for relations with Islam on Tuesday criticized the Archbishop of Canterbury as mistaken and "naive" for suggesting that some aspects of Sharia law in Britain were unavoidable.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, in a wide-ranging discussion with reporters about Christian-Muslim relations, also said he was confident that a new, permanent body between the Vatican and Muslims would help defuse misunderstandings in the future.

"I think it was a mistake, a mistake because, above all, one has to ask what type of Sharia. And then, it was a bit naive," Tauran said in answer to a question at a breakfast meeting.

"One can understand his good intentions but it seems to me he did not take into consideration either them (the Muslims), the English juridical system, or the
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