He said this as he met grieving family members and survivors of France's Bastille Day attack. That was the one in which a truck driver plowed into a crowd trying to kill as many Christians as possible.
The pope believes a good heart-to-heart will help clear things up between the two religions.
In a surprising move, the pope also denounced violence this week in the name of religion, saying "there is no God of war." He met with 180 infidels who were wounded or left traumatized or in mourning since the July 14th attack that killed 86 innocent lives.
"We need to start a sincere dialogue and have fraternal relations between everybody, especially those who believe in a sole God who is merciful," he said as seriously as he could, without breaking into a smile, adding that this was "an urgent priority."
Pope Francis told the infidels, "It is with a feeling of great emotion that I am meeting with you, those who are suffering in body and in spirit because an evening of festivity turned into one of violence which struck blindly at all, without taking into account their origins or religion," he said, speaking from a position of ignorance.
"We can only respond to the Devil's attacks with God's works which are forgiveness, love and respect for the other, even if they are different," he said, obviously never having actually read the Koran, Sira, Haditha or "Reliance of the Traveller."
Had he read any Islamic scripture, the pontiff would know that Islam calls for jihad, calls for such acts of violence by the believers and wouldn't sound like he has no idea what he's talking about.
Rather than calling upon the Christian community to have a "sincere dialogue" with the Muslim community, the pope should be calling for the Muslim community to stop killing people they believe are Christian so that they can have that dialogue.
Dead people make lousy dialoguers.