“We are on record for calling out anti-Semitism in the Church and view it as an aspect of Islamization of Copts along with female genital mutilation.”
Pope Francis has not yet responded to al-Tayeb’s offer of reconciliation. He has, however, proclaimed Christian martyrs under Islam as saints. According to Rameleh, no other Pope has ever taken action like this regarding Christian persecution (deaths) from Islam.
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.
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