Bishop of Mosques…

Auxiliary (Roman Catholic) Bishop of Hamburg, Hans-Jochen Jaschke.

Auxiliary (Roman Catholic) Bishop of Hamburg, Hans-Jochen Jaschke has spoken out in an interview with the daily newspaper “Die Welt” on building new mosques in Germany.

He went even further. He called on Christians to support the opening of such symbolic buildings. “I think it is conceivable that Christians aid Muslims to open a new mosque, as a gift – as a sign of sympathy, of good neighborliness and of religious relationship,” said the Commissioner of the German Bishops’ Conference for Inter-religious dialogue.

Another option is about “a plaque with a verse from the Bible and the Koran.” The financing of the gift could be done through a collection in church.

“As Christians, we support the construction of beautiful mosques,” the bishop said. The people must feel that “faith is something to do with beauty and culture.”


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