CSM—Roman Catholic Church backs Muslim struggle to build Milan’s first mosque

Posted by Kendall Harmon

American pundits and politicians continue to argue over whether building an Islamic cultural center two blocks from ground zero – where Al Qaeda destroyed the World Trade Center nine years ago – is appropriate.

But as the debate, centered around religious freedom and the role Islam itself played in the 9/11 attacks, continues in New York another of the world's great cultural cities is arguing over a proposal for its first mosque. And proponents are getting help from an unlikely corner: the Vatican.

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchLaw & Legal IssuesReligion & Culture* International News & CommentaryEuropeItaly* Religion News & CommentaryOther ChurchesRoman CatholicPope Benedict XVIOther FaithsIslamMuslim-Christian relations

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