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Mayor defends decision to build mosque

13 February 2014 | by Mark Brolly | Comments: 0

Australia

The Catholic mayor of Cardinal George Pell’s birthplace, the Victorian Goldfields city of Ballarat, has defended Muslims’ rights to build the city’s first mosque despite objections by a group hostile to Islam, writes Mark Brolly.Councillor Josh Morris told the Australian Broadcasting Commission on 4 February that one of the best things about Australia was its religious and cultural diversity.A former student of the cardinal’s alma mater  – St Patrick’s College, Ballarat  – who obtained his Bachelor of Education degree at the Australian Catholic University, Morris said that while teaching for seven years in the United Arab Emirates, he was fortunate to have access to a Catholic church.“Irrespective of faith, everybody has a right to ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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