Tuesday, November 22, 2011

and the pope knows not how to respond...

Guyuk asked [Pope] Innocent IV the obvious questions: How do you know whom God absolves and to whom He shows mercy?  How do you know that God sanctions the words you speak?  Guyuk pointed out that God had given the Mongols, not the pope, control of the world from the rising sun to the setting sun.  God intended for the Mongols to spread his commandments and his laws through Genghis Kahn’s Great Law.  He then advised the pope to come to Karakorum with all of his princes in order to pay homage to the Mongol Kahn.
—Jack Weatherford in Genghis Kahn and the Making of the Modern World.  2004.  Page 263.  Three Rivers Press: NY, NY.

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