Cordoba, Jan. 08, 2007 (CNA) - Various Catholic lay organizations in Spain have expressed their complete support of the actions of Bishop Juan Jose Asenjo of Cordoba, who is resisting pressure from Muslims seeking to force the Catholic Cathedral to be used as a mosque.

The president of the Muslim Assembly of Spain, Mansur Escudero, has been pressuring authorities to turn the Cathedral of Cordoba into a “multi-religious” center where Muslims can pray towards Mecca.

In response to Bishop Asenjo’s resistance, Escudero held a press conference on January 1 outside the Cathedral during which he publicly prayed that God would “soften the bishops’ heart.”........

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In my opinion it just right for Bishop Asenjo of Cordoba to resist and I think our brother Muslim needs some abc's on mutual respect with regards to religious expressions and they needed a reminder on how they treated Christian in territories where they are the majority.
They never understand that a Catholic Cathedral is dedicated solely for Christian worship and the celebration of the Eucharist or maybe we can allow them if they worship as we should worship I wonder if they will!

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good decision.We don't ask that Mosques become Catholic churches where we celebrate our liturgy.

I am a bit surprised that they expected this.Wouldn't it be better to have an ecumenical prayer service in a nuetral building?

Hi Heisan,how have you been? Must be busy and working very hard.Hope you get time to stop by the board again.Miss your posts,but we do understand your time is limited.Stop by when you can.
God Bless,

April 26, 2007 at 6:21:00 PM PDT

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