‘Laura Bush said Pope Benedict XVI expressed concern over violence linked to the prophet drawings in their meeting Thursday, with the pontiff calling for peace and tolerance.
“He talked to me about the worries of terrorism, the worries right now of the violence in Beirut and Damascus and other cities,” Mrs. Bush said after the 20-minute audience in the pope’s private library.
The pontiff, she said, also expressed his hope “and certainly our hope, for peace and for tolerance, for each of us to treat everyone else with respect.”
Benedict also wished Mrs. Bush “a peaceful time” in Turin, where she is heading the official U.S. delegation to the Olympics.’
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