Vatican City: The Vatican newspaper says
Christians around the world are protesting a plan by an
American minister to burn the Quran on the Sep 11 anniversary.
"No one burns the Quran," read the headline in today`s
The article summarized 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 Center has said he will go ahead with plans to burn
copies of Islam`s holy book to protest the Sep 11 attacks,
despite a warning from the top US general in Afghanistan that
US troops would be endangered as a result.