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Top Syrian Muslim cleric asks to join Pope at Vatican prayer vigil for peace

Catholic World News - September 02, 2013

Syria’s leading Sunni Muslim cleric wants to join Pope Francis in a vigil of prayer for peace on September 7, the Fides news service reports.

The Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Hassou, has expressed a desire to travel to Rome and join the Pontiff in St. Peter’s Square during the Saturday-evening prayer vigil. The Islamic leader has inquired whether it would be feasible for him to attend. He has asked other Islamic leaders in Syria to “welcome the appeal to prayer for peace in Syria extended by the Pope to all religions.”

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  • Posted by: jeremiahjj - Sep. 02, 2013 9:37 PM ET USA

    Muslims in the Mufti's own religion sacking Christian churches leads one to conclude he might do more in his own country before traveling to Rome and making a pretense of praying for peace.

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