Portugal: Cardinal warns against marrying Muslim men

Portugal: Cardinal warns against marrying Muslim men

This is not the first time a Roman Catholic official comes out with such a warning.


A PORTUGESE cardinal has warned Roman Catholic women against marrying Muslim men.

"Be careful with love. Think twice before marrying a Muslim, think seriously because it brings loads of hassle  - and even Allah can't say where all that will end,'' Jose Policarpo, the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, said during a public debate.

"When you recognise what a young European of Christian upbringing is subjected to, given Muslim attitudes to women, the first time she goes to their countries, we can imagine what that entails.

"You can only dialogue with someone who is willing to dialogue. With our Muslim brothers, for example, dialogue is very difficult,'' he said.

"We have taken the first steps, but it's extremely difficult - because for them, their truth is the only way.''

Around 40,000 Muslims live in Portugal, according to Lisbon's Islamic community leaders - who have yet to react to the cardinal's remarks. 


Source: The Australian News (English), h/t Weasel Zippers

See also:
* Italy: 'Mixed marriages with Muslims are not to be encouraged'
* Denmark: Danes more opposed to mixed marriages than Muslims

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