Languages
Page last updated at 15:55 GMT, Saturday, 9 May 2009 16:55 UK

Pope speaks out on Jordan visit

Advertisement

Pope Benedict XVI has warned against the misuse of religion for political ends, in a speech to Muslim leaders on the second day of his visit to Jordan.

Speaking in the King Hussein Mosque in Amman, he argued that religion was a force for good, but its "manipulation" caused divisions and even violence.

The pontiff is touring a number of religiously significant sites in Jordan, and will also visit Israel and the West Bank during his eight-day trip.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific