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Scottish Imam talks refugees and religion with Pope Francis

Categories: Articles:Asylum & Refugees, Articles:Social Justice | Published: 27/04/2017 | Views: 355

An Edinburgh Imam who met Pope Francis last Month has said the Holy Father is building a friendship between Christianity and Islam.



Shia Iman Moulana Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi travelled with Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster and three other Muslim leaders to the Vatican as part of an ongoing inter-religious dialogue.


“It was a phenomenal meeting,” he told the SCO. “I was struck by his ability to connect with other people. He is an authentic religious leader who practices what he preaches.”


He said that during the meeting the Pope had ‘spoken profound words of wisdom.’
“He talked about the need to embrace silence and listen to the other, to speak softly and listen most,” he said. “We discussed the refugee crisis, education and the how our communities can better understand each other.” Read the full report here

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