It may help those who want to pay their respects to a Muslim friend who has passed away or may want to attend the actual funeral, but do not know what to expect and what is considered appropriate.
Near death When a Muslim is near death, those around him or her are called upon to give comfort, and reminders of God’s mercy and forgiveness.
"And since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done." The interview was distributed to reporters in an Italian translation from the Argentine-born pope's Spanish.
It is the strongest and most blunt language ever used by the pope about the media or any other group.
ESTIMATES vary of the death toll in 13 months of civil war in what was Yugoslavia, but it certainly runs into many thousands, making the conflict the most violent in Europe since the Second World War.