Pope Francis has lost it again in Rome after a three-day trip to Turkey, told reporters that non-Muslims shouldn’t be “enraged” at the larger Muslim community when acts of terrorism are committed in the name of Islam.

Pope Francis speaks to reporters during a press conference aboard the flight toward Rome, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Francis kicked off his final day in Turkey with a lengthy, two-hour liturgy alongside Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in the Orthodox Church of St. George, where incense mingled with hypnotic chants and prayers on an important feast day for the Orthodox Church. (AP Photo/Filippo Monteforte, pool)

“You just can’t say that, just as you can’t say that all Christians are fundamentalists. We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups,” he said, Reuters reported.

“They (Muslims) say: ‘No, we are not this, the Koran is a book of peace, it is a prophetic book of peace,’” he added.

The pope also called on key Muslim leaders to condemn terrorism when it’s conducted in the name of Islam.

Such “global condemnation” would do a lot toward warding off stereotypes against Islam, he said.


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