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August 31, 2005

Pope meets Oriana Fallaci - controversial critic of Islam

Topics: Faith

Here's an interesting event - journalist and atheist, Oriana Fallaci, dying of cancer, meets with Pope.

Pope Benedict XVI held a meeting at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo with Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, a strident critic of Islam.

The 76-year-old writer, who describes herself as an atheist Christian and was sued in Italy for insulting the Muslim faith in one of her books, asked to meet the pope, a source said.

The meeting on Saturday between Benedict XVI and the former war correspondent became public only after Fallaci's associates let slip that the meeting took place.

Based in the United States where she is being treated for cancer, Fallaci once said in a newspaper interview that she was comforted by the writings of German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he became pope after the death of John Paul II.

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Posted by Richard at August 31, 2005 10:52 PM



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