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Vatican urged to seek forgiveness for past misdeeds - Radiance

Posted By Krishnakant Udavant (kkant@bom2.vsnl.net.in)
October 25-30, 1998

Title: Vatican urged to seek forgiveness for past misdeeds
Publication: Radiance
Date: October 25-30, 1998

The Association of Islamic Conference in Canada has asked the
Vatican to admit the mistake of the church and the Christians
against the Muslims during the Spanish Inquisition and during the
Crusades in Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon between 1095 and 1273
AD. Indications are that the Vatican is preparing an important
document in connection with the passing of 2000 years from the
date of Christ's birth, in which the Catholic Church will be
pleading for forgiveness for the mistakes of Christians in
history. March 8,2000 will be declared a day of asking for
forgiveness for the past mistakes made by the Christians. It is
said that during the Spanish war against Muslims in Andalusia
they compelled the Muslims to either convert to Christianity, or
to leave the country, or face death. And during the Crusades also
there were vicious massacres in Jerusalem, and in Palestine as a
whole, perpetrated against the Muslims.

The Islamic Council of Canada has asked the Secretary General of
the UN to declare the first Friday in November every year as a
Remembrance Day for the Muslim victims of the Crusades. The same
should apply for the Christian misdeeds in Andalus, and for the
Mongolian raids on the Muslim world, and in Bosnia, Palestine,
and Africa. (IINA)

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