Kirkuk: “Burn the Koran” campaign strengthens friendship between Christians and Muslims

In Kirkuk, the swift condemnation by Catholics of the proposed burning of the Koran, has brought Christians and Muslims closer. According to local sources local Imam’s read the message of Msgr. Louis Sako, archbishop of Kirkuk, in the mosques during celebrations for Eid al-Fitr.  Together with a delegation of pastors, the bishop visited the local Muslim leaders to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

In his homily, held yesterday in the town mosque, Imam Ahmad said: “Our Christian brothers are always ready to show their solidarity. Their condemnation has reassured us. ”

Another religious leader, Foad Al – Rifai, stressed that “the American clergyman [Terry Jones] is not the Christian.” “We know the position of Christians in Kirkuk – he said – with the visit of the archbishop and his message. So we thank them for their fraternity and respect their presence. ”

Asia News

September 11, 2010

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