Apostolic Nuncio visits Islamic Foundation

Date Published: 30 Sep, 2014

Apostolic Nuncio visits Islamic Foundation

 

 

Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Inter Religious Dialogue organized a meeting with Most Rev. George Kocherry and the leaders of Islamic Foundation on September 23, 2014 at Islamic Foundation Centre, Agargaon. Upon arrival Shamim Mohammad Afzal, Director General of Islamic Foundation welcomed the Nuncio and the team members. He also recalled the visit to Bangladesh of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of Pontifical Council for Inter Religious Dialogue in 2011 who invited him to pray in Assisi for peace in the world. Nuncio in his sharing expressed his joy of being in Bangladesh as the representative of the Holy Father and seeing the co-existence and harmony among the people of different religions. Fr. Patrick Gomes shared about the importance of dialogue in the light of the document of Vatican Council. Professor Maulana Mohammad Salauddin, Khotib of Baitul Mukarram National mosque stressed the need of dialogue and to work for peace, unity and justice. Mr. Jyoti F. Gomes, former Director of DMD of Caritas Bangladesh moderated the session. Fr. Ajit V. Costa OMI thanked all for their active participation in the meeting with the Islamic leaders and the Nuncio. Members of the delegation: Most Rev. George Kocherry, Fr. Ajit V. Costa OMI, Fr. Mimmo SX, Fr. Patrick Gomes, Fr. George A. Gomes, Fr. Seraphin Sarkar, Mr. Jyoti F. Gomes, Sr. Dipti Costa CSC, Sr. Swapna Gomes CIC, Sr. Rebecca Rozario CIC and Ms. Purnima Hembrom.