Al Azhar wants respect for the Muslim world from new pope

ANSAmed 14 February 2013

Two years after relations soured between the Vatican and the Muslim world as represented by Al Azhar, the most important Sunni institution in the world has said it will seek to ''re-establish ties based on mutual respect and understanding''.

The statement came in response to the resignation of Benedict XVI, the pope accused of meddling when he called for the protection of Christians in the region after the 2011 New Year's Eve attack in Alexandria. He had also sparked protest in 2006 when he quoted a Byzantine emperor who saw Islam as inhuman. (continue reading...)