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Iraqi archdiocese opens school to serve Christian, Muslim children

Catholic World News - September 04, 2012

The Archdiocese of Kirkuk, Iraq, has opened a new primary school to serve Muslim as well as Christian students.

As he celebrated the opening of the new school, located near his cathedral, Archbishop Louis Sako observed: "A school can always be found near a church because the Church's mission is to educate and train.” Iraqi political leaders and Islamic officials attended the opening ceremonies.

Needy students will not pay tuition, Archbishop Sako said. Christian and Muslim children will study together, and “learn the principles of both religions in positive, fair and responsible way to that they can live together in mutual respect and harmony and thus promote a culture of dialogue and peace that can guarantee a better future."

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