Washington: Theodore McCarrick, served as Archbishop of Washington, D.C from 2001 to 2006, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. In Catholic theology, to be a prophet, to earn that title, one must be divinely inspired.
In a press conference in D.C, Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick offered Islamic religious phrases and insisted that Islam shares foundational rules with Christianity, on Sept. 10
In a meeting organised by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, McCarrick introduced himself after followed by the words: “In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate”
McCarrick further compared that the above mentioned verses which are the important phrases in Islam, and are found more than 100 times in the Koran, are also similar to the Catholic prayer i.e “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
“Catholic social teaching is based on the dignity of the human person… [and] as you study the holy Koran, as you study Islam, basically, this is what Muhammad the prophet, peace be upon him, has been teaching.” McCarrick further claimed.
McCarrick is one of the 213 Cardinals of the Catholic church, but is too old to vote in church debates.