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General Pope calls for unity against terrorism

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    Pope calls for unity against terrorism

    Fri Jul 18, 2008 - Reuters
    By Philip Pullella

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict called for all religions to unite against terrorism and resolve conflicts peacefully on Friday and heard an Islamic leader urge Christians to overcome "misconceptions and prejudices" about Muslims.

    "In a world threatened by sinister and indiscriminate forms of violence, the unified voice of religious people urges nations and communities to resolve conflict through peaceful means and with full regard for human dignity," Benedict told an meeting with Muslims, Jews and members of other non-Christian faiths.

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    Where were the Sikhs ?

    Harbhajan
     
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    In the full article on Reuters web site -- Sikhs were not mentioned, nor were there any photographs of the event.
     
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    Was there not a recent report that Sikhs were not allowed to commune with the Pope due to the articles of faith?
     
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    Yes, that occurred about a month ago in Washington DC. Those representatives of the Sikh faith who wanted to wear kirpan were prevented from attending the meeting because the Secret Service viewed this as a security threat. So it happened in the US. However there was a big Sikh delegation at the meeting and surrounding events. The entire matter has faded away in the US media.

    I just googled Vatican and Sikhs. The last time the Vatican participated with Sikhs in large numbers in relation to world peace was in 2003. If you want the link I can post it. Hmmmm.
     

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