Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Muslim convert quits Catholic Church, says it's too weak against Islam

VATICAN CITY --  A high-profile Italian Muslim who converted to Catholicism and was baptized by Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday that he will leave the church to protest its soft stance against Islam.

Egyptian-born Magdi Cristiano Allam, 61, a prominent journalist and outspoken critic of Islam, publicly entered the Catholic Church on March 22, 2008, during an Easter Vigil service, receiving baptism directly from Benedict.

After his conversion, Allam founded a small right-wing political party that lost badly in Italy's general elections last April.

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