Saturday, 12 September 2009

Swiss Catholic bishops oppose proposal to ban construction of minarets | USCatholic.org

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (CNS) -- The Swiss Catholic bishops' conference said it opposed a proposal to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland.
A statement on the conference's Web site said the ban would hinder interreligious dialogue and that Swiss building codes already regulate the construction and operation of minarets, the high, slender towers attached to mosques.
The statement said that, "as bishops and Swiss citizens, we are pleased that there are no longer any special articles relating to religion in the constitution and we wish that no new ones should be introduced."  Read more ...

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