It’s True: Vatican to Host Islamic Prayers for the First Time Ever
So it begins: Apparently the Vatican has decided to do a little interfaith outreach and will perform Islamic prayers right in Vatican City. Pope Francis is trying to extend an olive branch to aid in rapprochement between Israel and the Muslims. But, don’t hold your breath for Muslims to reply in kind.
The report come courtesy of Al Arabia News:
For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Francis issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit last week to Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority.
Abbas, Peres, and Francis will be joined by Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious leaders, a statement released by Peres’s spokesperson said, according to the Times of Israel.
Holy See officials on Friday said the evening prayers would be a “pause in politics” and had no political aim other than to rekindle the desire for Israeli-Palestinian peace at the political and popular level, according to the Associated Press.
Imagine anyone thinking that Catholic services would be held in Mecca, eh? Yeah. Never going to happen.
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