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Pope condemns violence 'in the name of God'

Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, condemned violence carried out "in the name of God" and called for the respect of religious freedoms in the Muslim world.

world Updated: Nov 13, 2010 11:00 IST

Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, condemned violence carried out "in the name of God" and called for the respect of religious freedoms in the Muslim world.

The pope said violence in the world is sometimes "presented in the guise of an inter-religious conflict," adding that all religions should encourage ethical values and civil co-existence.

He also called for continued dialogue between Christians and Muslims and said this should be accompanies by mutual recognition of "the freedom to practice one's religion in private and in public."