Trouble in the Cordoba Mezquita
3rd April 2010
I read at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/01/muslim-catholic-mosque-fight that visiting Muslims were not allowed to pray in the Mezquita, now the Cathedral, in Cordoba – where we were just a few weeks ago.
The report has the Catholic church noting, as it is keen to in the leaflet you get on entry, the pre-Muslim religious use of the site – although that building was on much smaller scale than the huge Mosque that was to come.
The Bishop repeated the standard line, which is given every year when Muslims write and ask to be allowed to pray in the building: “The shared use of the cathedral by Catholics and Muslims would not contribute to the peaceful coexistence of the two beliefs”