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Nigerian prelate mourns Muslim leader with whom he worked for peace

Catholic World News - October 07, 2010

The archbishop of Jos, Nigeria-- where Muslims killed hundreds of Christians earlier this year-- is mourning the loss of a local Muslim leader with whom he worked for peace. Emir Haruna Abdullahi of Wase died of an illness.

“Our friendship and work for peace was commended and encouraged by many Muslims and Christians to the extent that many would say the emir and the archbishop are inseparable when it comes to peace matters,” said Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama. “However, some few did not believe that a genuine friendship was possible between a Muslim and a Christian leader. On our part, we didn’t need to provide any philosophical proof that our friendship was working well … Throughout the crises in Plateau State we remained in constant contact, sometimes on a daily basis, thanks to the mobile phone.”

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