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Polish bishops mark Day of Islam

January 27, 2017

On January 26, the day following the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Church in Poland commemorated a Day of Islam.

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The Joint Council of Catholics and Muslims and the Committee for Dialogue with Non-Christian Religions of the Polish Bishops’ Conference hosted an event in Bialystok, according to the Italian news agency SIR.

Auxiliary Bishop Henryk Ciereszko of Bialystok said that the day “would be first and foremost a prayer meeting” and would also be “an opportunity to counter violence together” in “the context of the terrorist attacks and the Middle East war.”


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  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Jan. 28, 2017 3:00 PM ET USA

    To which God will they be praying - Our One loving Father or, the fictional one which Islam calls God - the one who transcends good and evil and calls for the death of the heathen ? This point is the essential reason Islamists of every stripe have excluded themselves from the peaceful company of other rational people. When they admit that Mohammed was wrong, Christians and all people will all welcome them along with Confucians, Bahais, Mormons, Ancestor Wosrhipers, etc., etc.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Jan. 27, 2017 9:27 PM ET USA

    Boy do these bishops need to read Polish history and it's inaction with Islam. They obviously have not read the Koran and what a good muslim is supposed to do. They just are not dealing with local Muslims but the world of Islam. Hope they and rest of Europe wake up before it is too late.