Polish Church Observes ‘Islam Day’

Polskie Radio (Warsaw), January 26, 2011

Poland’s Roman Catholic Church is observing Islam Day, which closes the week of ‘Prayer for Christian Unity’.

The main ceremonies are being held in St. Florian’s church in Warsaw and will gather Catholics and Muslims today at a meeting devoted to ways of overcoming violence between various religious denominations.

Among the participants are the head of the Polish Episcopate’s Interreligious Council, members of the Joint Catholics and Muslims Council as well as spiritual leaders of the Muslim community in Poland.

The Islam Day is celebrated in Poland for the 11th time. Polish Moslems include descendants of the Tartars, who have lived here for 600 years, as well as more recent arrivals–Turks, Arabs and Bosnians.

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