Vatican: No one burns the Qu'ran

2010-09-07 22:04

Vatican City - The Vatican newspaper says Christians around the world are protesting a plan by an American minister to burn the Qu'ran on the September 11 anniversary.

"No one burns the Qu'ran," read the headline in Tuesday's L'Osservatore Romano.

The article summarised criticism from Catholic bishops, including Archbishop Lawrence John Saldanha of Lahore, Pakistan, who condemned the plan as "contrary to the respect owed all religions and against our doctrine and faith".

Pastor Terry Jones of the small, evangelical Dove World Outreach Centre has said he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of Islam's holy book to protest the September 11 attacks, despite a warning from the top US general in Afghanistan that US troops would be endangered as a result.