Evangelization Possible in Muslim Country, Says Algiers Prelate

ROME, SEPT. 25, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Archbishop Henri Teissier of Algiers believes it is possible to proclaim the Gospel in a Muslim country, if it is a witness of love.

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The leader of the Catholic Church in Algeria made this proposal Tuesday when he met with diocesan directors of the Migrants Foundation, from Italy.

Representing a minority Church in a Muslim land, the archbishop said that in Algeria “the proclamation is possible, although it is not a catechumenal proclamation but one of the God of love, of gratuity, of freedom of conscience.”

In a largely Muslim nation, “the proclamation might resonate if it is based on common commitments in favor of human dignity,” he said.

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