Bishops say prohibition threatens peaceful co-existence

FRIBOURG, Switzerland –  The Swiss bishops are expressing concern over a referendum vote that resulted in the banning of minarets – the tall spires that constitute a distinctive architectural feature of mosques.

In a communiqué published Sunday, the Swiss bishops’ conference stated that the people’s decision to prohibit the construction of minarets in the country, approved that same day, “represents an obstacle and a great challenge on the path of integration in dialogue and mutual respect”.

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