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Vatican to hold Islamic prayers for the first time in history

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Vatican to hold Islamic prayers for the first time in history

http://thenewyorkevening.com/2017/03/18 ... e-history/

On Sunday for the first time ever the readings from Quran will be heard at the Vatican. This move was initiated by the Pope Francis in order to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

During his visit last week to Jordan Israel, and the Palestinian Authority, Pope Francis invited Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Peres’s spokesperson has announced in Times of Israel that Abbas, Peres, and Pope Francis will be joined by Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious leaders.

According to the officials, these evening prayers would be a “pause in politics” and have no political aim behind it other than the desire to bring peace and respect to the Israeli-Palestinian relations, states the Associated Press.

The Vatican will broadcast the event worldwide through the official website.

However, Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the custodian of Catholic Church property in the Holy Land has announced that people should keep their expectations low when it comes to this event.

[No-one should think] “peace will suddenly break out on Monday, or that peace is any closer,” he said to AP.

The Vatican has also announced that on Friday, the Pope also held a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and both leaders discussed possible ways of promoting peace and stability in Asia.
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cool ... bring it on to every church ... don't stop on Vatican ... :facepalm:
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in those rough times, Religions gotta stick together! or else those damn women/LGBT groups/anti-pedofiles will win!!!
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natalka wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 2:43 pm
Something is funky about this - there are articles from 2014 exactly the same wording -

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... -prayers-/

https://sputniknews.com/voiceofrussia/n ... tory-9001/

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06 ... 68935.html
is it fake news?
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Why do a lot of media still refer to Palestine as the Palestinian Authority? It should be State of Palestine.
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If they combine religions they could create a Super religion that would be 50% of the world population. Christlam?
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 2:49 pm
is it fake news?
I dunno, it's just very odd... nothing on snopes about it.
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Legit question but would reverse be okay as well?

Gotta be okay for both ways I would assume.
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bobbings wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 4:58 pm
Legit question but would reverse be okay as well?

Gotta be okay for both ways I would assume.
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What's next? The Catholic Church stops asking for collections?
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Pope Francis is an idiot way to liberal and trying to appeal to everyone(I'm only 25 years old so don't think I'm some old fart hating on young people)

Wonder if Christians will ever be allowed to openly practice there religion in Saudi Arabia
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Hussle91 wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 9:51 pm
Pope Francis is an idiot way to liberal and trying to appeal to everyone(I'm only 25 years old so don't think I'm some old fart hating on young people)

Wonder if Christians will ever be allowed to openly practice there religion in Saudi Arabia
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Thank god they're finally doing this. It's going to make a huge difference.
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