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Why the obsession about the Roman Catholic Church?

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Submitted by Ron Larson (United States), Apr 20, 2008 at 21:52

I've noticed that when many Middle Eastern Muslims mention Christians, they seem to assume that the Pope speaks for all of them. Don't they realize that a large number of Christians are not Roman Catholic and have nothing to do with the Pope?

I'm getting the distinct feeling that if somehow KSA allows a Christian church, it will be restricted to a Roman Catholic one. So they leave out everyone else.

How would a Sunni feel about an assumption of a Shite Mosque being good enough for them (or visa-versa)? It would probably tick them off to no end.

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