'Anti-Islam prayer' condemned by key archbishop in Italy

A prominent Italian archbishop has attacked plans for an 'anti-Islam prayer' planned in the northern city of Genoa on Wednesday.

'Anti-Islam prayer' condemned by key archbishop in Italy
A prominent Italian archbishop has attacked plans for an 'anti-Islam prayer' planned in the northern city of Genoa on Wednesday.

Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, president of the Italian Episcopal Conference and archbishop of Genoa, has called the prayer "inopportune".

"The administration expresses its disapproval of the exploitation of the prayer," he told the Italian daily, La Repubblica.

The prayer was organised by the Genovese branch of the Italian political party Forza Italia and the extreme-right party of Forza Nuova.

The political protest was also organised to oppose the construction of a new mosque in Genoa.

In the meantime, members of the lobby group, the Italian and International law Observatory group (O.D.D.I.I.) delivered a letter to the European Commission in Milan, protesting against the Islamisation of Europe.

A protest was also held in Milan, where a prominent Italian terrorist from the 1970's Roberto Sandalo, from the Left-wing terrorist group Prima Linea, was seen holding anti-Islam signs.

AKI
Last Mod: 12 Eylül 2007, 16:31
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