April 19, 2004

And now . . . this

From Spain:

Muslims across Spain are lobbying the Catholic church in Cordoba to make a symbolic gesture of reconciliation between faiths by allowing them to pray in the city's cathedral.

Cordoba's Renaissance-era cathedral sits in the centre of a 10th century mosque complex, and local Muslims want to be allowed to pray there again. They have appealed to the Vatican to intercede on their behalf.

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Appropriate Catholic response: "Sure, when you allow the Pope to offer Mass at the Al-Haram mosque in Mecca."

I'm not holding my breath though. It's funny how these "reconciliation" gestures are so often one-way streets.